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Name : Dr. Surendra Ghritlahre
Designation : Scientist (Plant Breeding)
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Mobile No. : +91-7999760197
Date of joining ICAR : 01st January, 2014
Discipline and specialization : Plant Breeding - Rice and Pulse Breeding Work.
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :

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Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • CR Dhan 508: Development and release of one deep water rice variety for cultivation in Odisha, West Bengal and Assam regions.
  • CR Dhan 209 (Priya):: for aerobic ecology have submitted for release in SVRC especially for Odisha state.
  • Collection, maintenance and distribution of rice germplasm.
  • Breeder seed production and distribution.
  • Evaluation of rice genotypes under AICRIP trials.

Current area of research

  • Genetic Enhance of Pulses Crop for Different Agro-Ecological Zones: Mid-early/Medium Duration Pigeonpea.
  • Genetic Enhance of Pulses Crop for Different Agro-Ecological Zones: Large seeded Kabuli Chana and Grass pea.
  • Characterization of Chickpea germplasm resource to accelerate genomics assisted crop improvement.


  • Ghritlahre S.K., Pradhan S.K., Pandit E., Pawar S., Naveen kumar R., Barik S.R., Mohanty S.P., Nayak D.K., Rao S., Reddy J.N. and Patnaik S.S.C. (2020). Linkage disequilibrium mapping for grain Fe and Zn enhancing QTLs useful for nutrient dense rice breeding. BMC Plant Biology DOI: 10.1186/s12870-020-2262-4.
  • Ghritlahre S.K., Shiva Kumar Shidenur, Vikram Jeet Singh, K.K. Vinod, Gopala Krishnan S., Haritha Bollinedi, Ranjith Kumar Ellur, Brijesh Kumar Dixit, Binder Singh , M. Nagarajan, Ashok Kumar Singh and Prolay Kumar Bhowmick (2019). Molecular detection of WA-CMS restorer from tropical japonica-derived lines, their evaluation for fertility restoration and adaptation. Plant Breeding DOI: 10.1111/pbr.12701.
  • Ghritlahre S.K., Rao M., Singh V., Singh V.K., Loitongbam B., Yadav S.K. Zaidi N.W., Singh U.S., and Singh P. K. (2016). Inheritance of sheath blight disease resistance in submergence rice (Oryza sativa L.). IJAEB 9(4): 507-512.
  • Ghritlahre S.K., Sarial A.K., Mangat Ram, Aneja D.R. and Rattan Singh (2012). Genetic yield potential of rice (Oryza sativa) through water saving and high-yielding SRI technology. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 82(3): pp. 260-263.
  • Ghritlahre S.K., Sarial A.K. (2011). G x E interaction and adaptability of rice cultivars in SRI and normal production systems. Cereal Research Communication. 39(4): pp. 589-597.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Availed ICAR-SRF from 2010-2013 for persuing Ph.D at BHU, Varanasi, U.P..
  • Availed ICAR-JRF from 2008-2010 for persuing M.Sc. at CCS HAU, Hisar, Harayana.
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