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Dr. D. DAMODAR REDDY
M.Sc., Ph.D (SSAC).
DirectorContact Address:
DIRECTOR, ICAR -CENTRAL TOBACCO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, BHASKAR NAGAR RAJAHMUNDRY - 533 105
Phone (): 0883-2448995
Email Address: directorctri@gmail.com
Employment Record
  • Director,  ICAR - Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry  :2014 - till date
  • Head – CC&SS ICAR - Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry  :2009 - 2014
  • Principal Scientist,   ICAR - Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal  :2007 - 2009
  • Senior Scientist,  ICAR - Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal : 2001 - 2007
  • Scientist,  ICAR - Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal : 1994 - 2001
 
Area of Interest Tropical soil fertility and quality, Tobacco plant nutrition and leaf quality, Chemistry of phosphorus in soil-plant system, Nutrient use efficiency, Agricultural solid waste management
Publications
  1. Damodar Reddy, D., Subba Rao, A. and Rupa T.R. 2000 Effect of continuous use of cattle manure and fertilizer phosphorus on crop yields and soil organic phosphorus in a Vertisol. Bioresource Technology, 75: 113-118. (NAAS rating = 12.67)
  2. Damodar Reddy, D., Subba Rao, A. and Singh, M. 2001 Crop residue addition effects on myriad forms and sorption of phosphorus in a Vertisol. Bioresource Technology, 80: 93-99. (NAAS rating = 12.67)
  3. Damodar Reddy, D. and Sharma, K.L. 2000 Effect of amending urea fertilizer with chemical additives on ammonia volatilization loss and nitrogen use efficiency. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 32: 24-27. (NAAS rating = 10.83)
  4. Damodar Reddy, D.,  Subba Rao, A. and Takkar, P.N. 1999 Effects of repeated manure and fertilizer phosphorus additions on soil phosphorus dynamics under soybean-wheat rotation. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 28: 150-155. (NAAS rating = 10.83)
  5. Damodar Reddy, D., Subba Rao, A., Sammi Reddy, K. and Takkar, P.N. 1999 Yield sustainability and phosphorus utilization in soybean-wheat system on Vertisols in response to integrated phosphorus supply. Field Crops Research, 62: 181-190. (NAAS rating = 9.87)
  6. Damodar Reddy, D., Subba Rao, A. and Singh, M. 2005 Changes in phosphorus fractions and sorption in an Alfisol following crop residue application. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 168: 241-247. (NAAS rating = 8.06)
  7. Damodar Reddy, D., Ghosh, R.K., Bindu, J.P. Mahadevaswamy, M. and Murthy, T.G.K. (2017) Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous System Using Tobacco Stems Biomass: Kinetics, Mechanism and Single-Stage Adsorber Design. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 36(4): 1005 -1012.( NAAS rating = 7.60)
  8. Damodar Reddy, D., Subba Rao, A., Singh, M. and Takkar, P.N. 2006 Organic Manure Based Phosphorus Supply Strategies: Effects on Crop Yield and Soil Test Maintenance P Requirement under Soybean-Wheat System. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 24 (1): 21-34. (NAAS rating = 7.24)
  9. Damodar Reddy, D.. 2007. Phosphorus solubilization from low-grade rockphosphates in the presence of decomposing soybean leaf litter. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 38: 283-291. ( NAAS rating = 6.69)
  10. Damodar Reddy, D. and Murthy, V. K. 2013 Simple and Inexpensive Water Extraction Method for Assaying Potassium Concentration in Tobacco Plant Tissue. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 44: 962-970 (NAAS rating = 6.69)
  11. Damodar Reddy, D., Kushwaha, S., Srivastava, S. and Khamparia, R. S. 2014 Long-term wheat residue management and supplementary nutrient input effects on phosphorus fractions and adsorption behaviour in a Vertisol. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 45: 541-554 (NAAS rating = 6.69)
  12. Damodar Reddy, D., Blaise, D., Kumrawat, B. and Singh, A.K. (2017) Evaluation of Integrated Nutrient Management Interventions for Cotton (Gossypium hirusutum) on a Vertisol in Central India. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 48(4): 469-475.( NAAS rating = 6.69)

AWARDS / HONOURS



Sl. No. Awards and Honours / Recognitions Year Awarding Organization
 1  Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist  Award:1999-2000  2001  Indian Council of  Agricultural Research  (ICAR), New Delhi.
 2  Dr. B.C. Deb Memorial Award for Soil/Physical Chemistry - 2010-2011  2011  The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata.
 3  NAAS- Associateship  2006  National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi.
 4  Doreen Mashler Award-2006  2006  International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad
 5  Shri B. Lakshminarayana Memorial Award: 2002-03  2005  Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi.
 6  12th International Congress Commemoration Award-2017  2017  Indian Society of Soil Science(ISSS), New Delhi
 7  Cashless ICAR Institute Award-2017 (Received as Director of ICAR-CTRI)  2017  Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi
 8  Tobacco Board Award (2019)  2019  Indian Society of Tobacco Science, ICAR- CTRI, Rajahmundry, A.P
 9  FTCCI Excellence Award -2019  2019  The Federation of Telangana chambers of Commerce & Industry at Hyderabad
 10  Fellow- APAS (2015)  2016  Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (APAS), Amaravathi, A.P.
 11  Fellow - ISTS (2019)  2019  Indian Society of Tobacco Science, ICAR- CTRI, Rajahmundry, A.P.
 12  IMPHOS-FAI Award: 2009  2009  Fertilizer Association of India(FAI), New Delhi.
 13  Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award-2001  2001  Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS), New Delhi.
 14  Dr. S.P. Raychoudhary Gold Medal- 1994  1995  Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS-Delhi Chapter), New Delhi.
 15  IMPHOS-FAI Award: 2003  2003  Fertilizer Association of India(FAI), New Delhi.
 16  NAARM Merit Award-1995  1995  National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad
 17  Outstanding Scientist Award-2016  2016  International Journal of Tropical Agriculture (IJTA), New Delhi
 18  Third Best Poster Award-2018 for Handicrafts from weed-An opportunity for rural livelihood promotion.  2018  Indian Society of Weed Science Golden Jubilee International Conference-2018, ICAR- DWR, Jabalpur, M.P.
 19  Best Poster Award - 2019 -Innovations for Agricultural Transformation.  2019  XIV Agricultural Science Congress -2019, NASC, New Delhi.
 20  Commendation Certificate on successful organization of summer school  2005  Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS), Bhopal
 21  Certificate of appreciation to icar-ctri for Proactively Implementing ICAR Research Data Management Guidelines  2019  Indian Council Of Agricultural Research, New Delhi
 22  Best Poster Award for the paper entitled Poly Carbonate Roof Chamber: A solar thermal intervention to reduce wood fuel for FCV tobacco curing.  2019  Indian Society of Tobacco Science, ICAR- CTRI, Rajahmundry, A.P.
 23  Best Poster Award for the paper entitled Mendelling of the menace of TSNA in cultivated Burley tobacco  2019  Indian Society of Tobacco Science, ICAR- CTRI, Rajahmundry, A.P.
 24  Best Poster Award for the paper entitled Augmenting FCV Tobacco Farmers Income: Trends and Strategies  2019  Indian Society of Tobacco Science, ICAR- CTRI, Rajahmundry, A.P.
 25  Best Poster Award for CTRI-Krishi Vigyan Kendra  2019  Annual Zonal Workshop of KVKs held at ICAR-NAARM
 26  Appreciation Certificate to FACT SHEET of ICAR-CTRI-KVK, Kalavacharla  2019  Annual Zonal Workshop of KVKs held at ICAR-NAARM
 27  NASI- Springer Best Paper Award for the paper Multiresidue analysis of pesticides in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) using advanced analytical techniques  2019  National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad
Honours
 28  Chairman, FAD 4-BIS Since 2014  Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of Consumer Affairs & PDS, GOI, New Delhi
 29  President - ISTS Since 2014  Elected by Indian Society of Tobacco Science (ISTS), Rajahmundry
 30  Member -Board of Management, Dr. YSR Horticultural University, V.R. Gudem 2014-2018  Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.
 31  Member-Member, Tobacco Board, Guntur Since 2014  Tobacco Board (TB), Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India.
 32  Member- IMC, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal 2008 -2010  Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.
 33  Member - Board of Studies, Govt College(A), Rajahmundry, A.P. 2012-2014  Govt. College (A), Rajahmundry, A.P.
 34  Member, SC-FAD-4, BIS 2012-2014  Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of Consumer Affairs & PDS, GOI, New Delhi
 35  Councilor -ISSS- 2008-09 2008-2009  Elected by the Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS), New Delhi.
 36  Chairman, Organizing Committee for National Seminar on Crop Diversification 2016  Department of Agricultural Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), Min. of Agriculture, GOI, New Delhi
 37  Member - Academic Council, Dr. YSR Horticultural University, V.R. Gudem 2016-2019  Dr. YSR Horticultural University (YSRHU), V.R. Gudem, A.P.
 38  Leader of Indian Delegation to ISO/TC- 126, Zurich, Switzerland 2015  Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of Consumer Affairs & PDS, GOI, New Delhi
 39  Leader of Indian Delegation to 33rd ISO/TC-126 meeting at Osaka, Japan 2016  Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of Consumer Affairs & PDS, GOI, New Delhi
 40  WHO Temporary Adviser-2017 for Regional Annual Meeting On The Implementation of WHO-FCTC at Tunis, Tunisia. 2017  Nominated By The World Health Organization (WHO).
 41  Global Meeting On The Implementation Of Articles 17&18 Of The who-fctc at dar es salam, tanzania 2017  Nominated By The World Health Organization (WHO).
 42  Leader of Indian delegation to 2019 35th meeting of ISO/TC -126 at Rio-de janeiro 2019  Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of Consumer Affairs & PDS, GOI, New Delhi