Dr. S.V.Ramana Rao, Principal Scientist

M.Sc & Ph.D (Agril.Economics)

Head – AKMU

Contact Address :

Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030

Phone : 040-24598180

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Projects completed :


  • Socio-Economic analysis of yield gaps and identification of constraints in oilseeds production system.
  • Ethnobotany of Tree Borne Oilseeds in Forest areas of A.P, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Economic sustainability of Oilseeds based production systems in India.
  • Economics of Improved Technology in Oilseed crops.


  • Identification, Characterization and Delineation of Agro-economic Constraints of Oilseed-based Production Systems in Rainfed Ecosystems  Collaborative project with NBSSLUP-RC, Bangalore and CRIDA, Hyderabad.
  • Impact assessment of ROPS-16  Multi-Institutional collaborative project with NRCG, Junagadh, NRCS, Indore, MPKVV, Solapur, CRIDA, Hyderabad and NCAP, New Delhi.
  • Technical efficiency in Oilseeds Production. Inter-Institutional collaborative project with NCAP, New Delhi.

On-going Projects :

Institute :

  • Impact of Frontline Demonstrations in Oilseeds.
  • Total Factor productivity of Sunflower, Safflower and Castor in India.
  • Prioritization, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) activities.


  • Monitoring and evaluation of Frontline Demonstrations in Oilseeds  Collaboration with all AICRP centres on Oilseeds.

Recent Publications (best papers in past 5 years )

  • S.V.Ramana Rao,T.Damodaram,P.Madhuriand K.S.Varaprasad 2012 “Performance of safflower in India : A temporal analysis”, Journal of  Oilseeds Research : Vol 29,  Special Issue,  PP: 487-500.
  • P.Madhuri,S.V.Ramana Rao, M.Padmaiah, G.D.Satish Kumar and K.Alivelu  2012 “I-Kiosk for transfer of technology in safflower”, Journal of  Oilseeds Research : Vol 29,  Special Issue,  PP: 500-502.
  • T.Damodaram ,S.V.Ramana Rao and V.Sambasiva Rao.The competitiveness of Indian safflower in the world market: A comparative advantage approach. Journal of  Oilseeds Research : Vol 29,  Special Issue,  PP: 483-486.
  • G.D.Satish Kumar, M.Padmaiah, R.Venkatta Kumar and S.V.Ramana Rao  Sustainability of improved technologies of safflower demonstrated under frontline demonstrations in India. Journal of  Oilseeds Research : Vol 29,  Special Issue,  PP: 510-513.
  • Rajashekar Reddy Seelam and S.V.Ramana Rao: Public-Private partnership in Safflower: Linking farmers and Industry-A viable Business Model : Safflower Research and Development in the world : Status and Strategies, ISOR publication on Lead papers: 114-122, 2012.
  • M.Padmaiah, R.Venkattakumar and S.V.Ramana Rao, 2010. Performance of castor (Ricinus communis) hybrids under irrigated conditions during winter season in Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Oilseeds Research. 27(2):151-153.
  • R.Venkattakumar,S.V.Ramana Rao, M.Padmaiah and P.Madhuri. 2010. Production Constraints and Information needs of Oilseeds growers in Andhra Pradesh. Agricultural Extension Review. 22(2):25-28.
  • P.Madhuri, M.Padmaiah and S.V.Ramana Rao, 2010. Information kiosk for knowledge dissemination in castor. Journal of Oilseeds Research. 27(Special Issue):151-153.

Area of expertise :

  • Natural Resource Management and sustainability
  • Information and Communication Technology in Agriculture
  • Value addition in Agriculture
  • Institutional Linkages for Enhancement of Agricultural Productivity / Income

Any other relevant information :

  • Actively involved in the Establishment of the Research Centre (CSWCRTI-RC, Semiliguda, Koraput Dt. Orissa)
  • Contributed to the strengthening and expansion of the Agricultural Research Information Cell (ARIS) by way of UTP cabling, fibre optic cabling, replacement of hubs with switches, provision of networking for the users of DOR through network address translator, provision of individual network interface cards to individual users, switch over to TCP/IC account from the shell account for internet access
  • Rapporteured in technical sessions related to economics and transfer of technology in oilseeds
  • Organization of Seminars, Workers Group meetings, Training programmes, Farmers day etc.,
  • Involved in administrative activities for four years.