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Name : Dr. A K Srivastava
Designation : Senior Scientist
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Telephone (Office) : +91 0512-2580994-95, Ext 6101
Mobile No. : +91 87569 95677
Date of joining ICAR : 7th January, 2008
Discipline and specialization : Plant Breeding.
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • Training on Advanced Experimental Designs and Statistical
  • Analysis for Breeding and Agronomic Trials at IASRI, New Delhi.
  • Training on Molecular characterization of potato germplasm in the area of work at CPRI, Shimla.
  • Training on Modern Techniques on potato research and development at CPRI Campus, Modipuram, Meerut.

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Developed desi chickpea variety Keshav (IPC 2011-112) released for cultivation in Uttar Pradesh by the SVRC (UP) in 2019.
  • A mobile based decision support system software “CHANA MITRA” developed for dissemination of information about improved chickpea production technologies among farmers.
  • Novel R gene homologues of genes RB/Rpiblb1, Rpi-ber1, R1 and R3 were identified from eleven Solanum wild species and the nucleotide sequences (KP347781 to KP347844) were submitted to the NCBI database.
  • Development of potato Aeroponics in North eastern hill region for soil less production of quality seed of potato varieties.

Current area of research

  • Breeding for higher yield and biotic stress resistance in Chickpea.


  • GP Dixit, AK Srivastava and NP Singh (2019). Marching towards Self-sufficiency in Chickpea. Current Science, 116 (2): 239-242.
  • AK Srivastava, GP Dixit and Narendra Kumar (2017). Milling properties of desi and kabuli chickpea (Cicer arietinum) varieties released in India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 87 (10): 1350-1357.
  • AK Srivastava, GP Dixit and NP Singh (2017). Assessing chickpea yield gaps in India: A tale of two decades. Outlook on Agriculture. 46(3): 230–235.
  • AK Srivastava, SK Chaturvedi and NP Singh (2017). Genetic base of Indian chickpea (Cicer arietinuml) varieties revealed by pedigree analysis. Legume Research 40 (1): 22-26.
  • AK Srivastava, GP Dixit, SK Chaturvedi, NP Singh and Mohammad Nisar (2016). Genetic relatedness among desi and kabuli chickpea varieties of India. Journal of Food Legumes 29(1): 7-9.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Best Poster Award at 72nd Annual Conference of Agricultural Statistics on Statistics informatics and Engineering Interventions- A Road Map to Transform Indian Agriculture towards Prosperity, held at ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal from 13-15 December, 2018.
  • Best Poster Award at National conference on “Bringing self-sufficiency in pulses for eastern India” at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bihar from 5-6 August, 2016.
  • Best Poster Award at National symposium on “Impact of climate change on plant microbe interactions and its implications” held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi during 18-19 December, 2015.
  • CSIR-NET (2005), CSIR-NET JRF (2006), ICAR-NET (2006), ICAR-NET (2007).
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