Agricultural Awards

We are eager to recognize and showcase the outstanding efforts of researchers and organizations who are making a meaningful impact on the lives of small and marginal farmers in India. Our grant program provides vital funding for innovative research projects that address a wide range of issues facing the agricultural sector. Our awardees represent a diverse group of experts who are dedicated to developing novel and effective solutions to the unique challenges faced by farmers in India's varied agricultural landscape. We invite you to explore their groundbreaking work and learn more about how their efforts are helping to build a more sustainable and prosperous future for India's agricultural sector.

Grant Awardees


Dr Jagadis Gupta Kapuganti, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) for their work on developing a novel and cost-effective technology to prevent post-harvest losses of fruits.


Dr. P. Lavanya Kumari, S. V. Agricultural College, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, and her collaborators for building an Artificial Intelligence based modeling of major pests in Rice crop to promote Forewarning advisory services in Andhra Pradesh.


Dr. Koushik Mazumder, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, and his collaborators for developing a novel edible coating material for the postharvest quality improvement of perishable fruit crops


Dr. Sachin A Mandavgane, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, and his collaborators for Valorization of post-harvest agro waste (with C/N >50) using indigenous fibrinolytic enzymes.


Dr. Srinivas Kiran Ambatipudi, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, and his collaborator for building a Virtual Cow Care System Using Cow Infra Red Imaging Analytical  (CIRAN) System.


Dr Sunny Dhir, Maharishi Markandeshwar, Mullana, Ambala and his collaborators for Development of ASSURRED (affordable, sensitive, specific, user friendly, robust, reusable, equipment-free, deliverable) Biosensor for the detection and management of major apple viruses.

India is rapidly transforming into a dynamic hub of intellectual innovation and discovery. To support the science and technology ecosystem in the country, the Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation has created peer- reviewed funding programs that recognize exceptional researchers with the potential to achieve ground-breaking results in areas of critical national
importance. Our foundation provides these researchers with generous funding and empowering mentorship to generate knowledge and develop sustainable solutions of the highest quality, particularly in the fields of biomedical and agricultural research. We also work on projects to deploy advanced knowledge and improve the income of small and marginal farmers. We believe that by working together, we can create sustainable solutions that will benefit not only India but also the world.

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