New Director of Iimr is Vilas Tonapi [ Current Affairs ]

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New Director of Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR) is Dr. Vilas A. Tonapi. He was serving as the Principal Scientist at Seed Science and Technology of the IIMR before he is appointed as director of IIMR. About Vilas Tonapi:

  • At New Delhi based Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Dr. Tonapi had served as Head, Division of Seed Science and Technology previously.
  • He has completed his post-Doctoral from University of Queensland, Australia and PhD from Tamil Nadu Agriculture University.
  • In the field of agriculture like Planning, development and management of crop improvement programmes and strategies he has achieved special.
  • In peer reviewed journals he has credited around 50 research papers.
  • He also had penned and edited around 30 books.

About Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR):

Under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) IIMR is the central agency to work on all aspects of millets research and development.

It has promoted from Directorate of Sorghum Research (DSR).

In Hyderabad (Telangana) main center of IIMR is located.

It has two other centres

  • Solapur (Maharashtra)
  • Warangal (Telangana)

The main centre is involved both basic and strategic research on millets, region-specific research and services.

- Published on: February 15, 2016