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Name : Dr. Indra Prakash Singh
Designation : Principal Scientist & Acting Project Coordinator (Pigeonpea)
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Telephone (Office) : +91-512-2580996
Mobile No. : +91-99351 68113
Date of joining ICAR : 05th August 1999
Discipline and specialization : Plant Breeding (Heterosis and resistance breeding in pigeonpea)
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Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Developed and released One Pigeonpea hybrid IPH 15-03 (NWPZ).
  • Developed and released Two Pigeonpea varieties namely, IPA 203 (NEPZ) and IPA 206 (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Developed and registered CMS lines namely, ICP 84023 A, CMS UPAS 120 A, CMS PA 163 A, CMS PDA 89-2E A, CMS Hy 4 A and CMS H 28B A.
  • Developed and registered resistant donors namely, IPA 8F (Sterility mosaic), IPA 9F (Wilt), IPA 15F (Sterility mosaic), IPA 16F (Wilt and sterility mosaic), IPA 204 (wilt and sterility mosaic) and IPA234 (Sterility mosaic).
  • Developed several genetic stocks possessing resistance to wilt and sterility mosaic with very good yield.

Current area of research

Since last >6 years coordinating the pigeonpea research and development in the country as Project Coordinator of AICRP Pigeonpea.


  • I.P. Singh, R.G. Chaudhary, P.K. Katiyar and R.P. Dua (2003).Inheritance of resistance to ‘KPR‘ race of Phytophthora dreschleri in Pigeonpea. Plant Breeding.122, 453-455.
  • I.P. Singh, P.Ray Choudhury, B. George, A.K. Verma and N.P. Singh (2008). Assessment of genetic diversity of pigeonpea cultivars using RAPD analysis. Biologia Plantarum 52(4): 648-653.
  • I.P. Singh, Abhishek Bohra, Manish K. Pandey, Uday C. Jha, Balwant Singh, Dibendu Datta, Sushil K. Chaturvedi, N. Nadarajan and Rajeev K. Varshney (2014).Genomics-assisted breeding in the four major pulse crops of developing countries: Present status and prospects. Theoretical & Applied Genetics 127(5): 1009-1037.
  • I.P. Singh, Abhishek Bohra, Rintu Jha, Gaurav Pandey, Shalini Pareek, P.S. Basu, S.K. Chaturvedi and N.P. Singh (2017) Novel CMS lines in pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh] derived from cytoplasmic substitutions, their effective restoration and deployment in hybrid breeding. The Crop Journal 5(1):89-94.
  • I.P. Singh, R.K. Saxena, Abhishek Rathore, Abhishek Bohra, Pooja Yadav, Roma Rani Das, Aamir W. Khan, Vikas K. Singh, Annapurna Chitikineni, C.V. Sameer Kumar, K.B. Saxena and Rajeev K. Varshney(2018). Development and application of high density Axiom®CajanusSNP Array with 56K SNPs to understand the genome architecture of released cultivars and founder genotypes.The Plant Genome 11 (3)1-10.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Fellowship of Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development.
  • Fellowship of Indian Society of Genetics and Plant breeding.
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