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Shailaja Hittalmani, scientist at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, who played a crucial role in development of aerobic rice, has received the prestigious Rao Bahadur Dr. B. Viswanath Award of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute for her contribution to agricultural research. The award carries a purse of Rs. 1 lakh and is given to scientists who have made significant contribution to agricultural research for a minimum of 25 years. Only three scientists in the country have received the award in the last 10 years. Dr. Shailaja is the first scientist from Karnataka to receive this award.
Biotic and Abiotic stress in Rice and Ragi. DNA Marker Assisted Selection and Marker applications in Rice and other important Agricultural crops. Breeding varieties for Water saving technologies, like aerobic, drip etc. Environmental friendly crops for reducing green house gas emissions.
Research Article: J Rice Res 2016,4: 157