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National Assignments
  • As a Councillor and Member of Organizing Committee of Plant Protection Association of India, associated in Organizing National Seminar on Plant Protection during 1986 and 1991.

  • Acted as one of the Members of a 4-Member Task Force nominated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India to establish autonomous National Institute of Plant Health Management

  • Implemented and Steered National Plan on Rodent Pest Management with an outlay of Rs. 679.7 lakhs (last two years of XI Plan Period) on behalf of Government of India from October, 2010 with following activities activities on:

    ●    Sensitizing policy makers on rodent pest/vector problems through special workshops

    ●    Capacity building to different lsevels of SAU/ICAR scientists and State Extension functionaries

    ●    Developing Trainer Farmers for horizontal spread of rodent management technology 

    ●    Rodent control campaigns in endemic pockets of different State

  • Coordinated Anti Locust Measures as incharge of Gujarat Sector, Western India during 1994

  • Served as Central Insecticides Inspector for Central Insecticides Board, Government of India from 1994 onwards

  • Organised a National Workshop in Current Scenario of Rodenticides and their Future Outlook in February, 2014 at Hyderabad

  • As Consultant, organized a 1-day Workshop on Rodent Borne Zoolotic Diseases at NIBSM, Raipur followed by 3 Capacity Building programs for different stakeholders stressing zoonotic diseases and rodent vector management October - November, 2014.

  • Village based rodent pest/vector management campaigns are being organised in Chhatisgarh State during 2015.

 

Activities on Zoonotic Disease Prevention

  • Extending advise and expertise to National Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India on prevention of Rodent borne Zoonotic Diseases

  • Achieved 61% reduction in incidence of Leptospirosis in four South Gujarat State districts with community rodent vector control measures in 2009

  • Achieved about 83% reduction in Leptospirosis incidence in four South Gujarat districts with community level rodent vector control measures during 2012

  • Guided Mr.  Ashok Bhat, Hon'ble Minister of Health, Government of Gujarat on prevention of Leptospirosis through vector control during 1997.

  • Organized special sensitization training programs for District Medical and Health Officers and Health Officers of Gujarat State on zoonotic disease prevention through rodent control

  • Organized special training programs on rodent vector management for Health functionaries of major Municipal Corporations, State level Health officers and National Centre for Disease Control Scientists/doctors

 

International Achievements
  • Advising FAO of UNO on vole related problems in Mongolia and their management need.

  • Organized capacity building program assisted by FAO of United Nations on Rodent Pest Problem in Rice and its Management in Bangladesh during 1994

  • Organized a National Level Workshop on Rodent Biology and Management at Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PR China in 2000 involving National Level Scientists and Senior Extension Personnel

  • Executed TCP of FAO of United Nations on Field Rodent Control in Sichuan Province, Peoples Republic of China during 2000-2001 in developing human resources on rodent management among the extension functionaries and farmers, developing field technologies on integrated rodent pest management, developing rodent surveillance methodology for adoption and organization of Special Farmers Field Schools for rodent pest management

  • Executed emergency TCP of FAO in Armenia for Field Vole Control during 2003 and assessed the situation through National Workshop and prepared a TCP for Armenia based on the needs of the country to prevent the vole damage.

  • Organised a National Level Workshop on Rodent Pest/Vector Management for Armenia in 2003 involving senior officers from European Union (EU), Ministry of Agriculture and Universities.

  • Developed a TCP for Armenia on Integrated Rodent Management for the Country, which was implimented by FAO of UN subsequently

  • Expertize was extended to ICRISAT, Patancheru, India on rodent management in the farm, seed handling area and all buildings and premises.

PROJECTS' DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Assisted FAO of United Nations in preparing Technical Cooperation Projects on Rodent Pest/Vector Management 

  • Prepared for Ministry of Agriculture "National Plan on Rodent Pest Management" which was implemented in XI Plan period and being processed in XII Plan.

  • Prepared Regional Action Plan Project covering North Eastern India on Rodent Pest Management in view of Bamboo Flowering

  • Prepared and Developed a Technical Cooperation Project on Rodent Management for Armenia on behalf of FAO of United Nations

 

Deputation/Mission/Country Reports to Different Countries

  • 2003    Australia              Second International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management. Canberra, Australia

  • 2003    Armenia               Rodent pests and their management. A Training Manual

  • 2003    Armenia               Rodent problem and its management in Armenia: An Emergency Consultancy

  • 2001    PR China              Innovations made in Rodent Pest Management (in Chinese language)

  • 2001    PR China              Terminal Statement: Rural rodent control in Sichuan province

  • 2001    PR China              Fourth Mission Report

  • 2001    PR China              Third Mission Report

  • 2000    PR China             Second Mission Report

  • 2000    PR China             Rural rodent control in Sichuan Province, China. TCP/CPR/8926. First Mission Report

  • 1994    Bangladesh          Integrated rodent management in rice in Bangladesh. FAC Inter Country program                                                                                        CGP/RAS/145/NET   

FAO TCP ON RURAL RODENT CONTROL IN PR CHINA

FAO EMERGENCY MISSION IN ARMENIA

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Research Accomplishments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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D   Standardization of wheat Rodent Damage                         Evaluation of Tom Cat Process of Fumigation

 

  • Published 62 papers including research papers, review articles, brochures and 5 chapters in  books on vertebrate pest management, especially rodent

  • Submitted 15 Technical Reports to Government of India on various aspects of rodent pest problems and their management

  • Produced 20 Training Manuals on Rodent Pest Management with art of technology for the benefit of various States/UTs.

  • Guided students for their research on wild animals, birds and rodents for their role in agriculture and ecological management.. Also produced 3 Ph.D students on topics of extension importance for integrated rodent management. In addition, guided about 100 students for adoptive research on rodent pest management to fulfill the requirement for the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Plant Protection.

  • Organized 4 All India Workshops in rodent/vertebrate pest management for rationalizing recommendations on rodent/vertebrate pest management for adoption by the State Governments in the country

  • Organized National Workshop on "Current Scenario of Rodenticides and their Future Outlook" on 21-22 February, 2014 involving executives and scientists from Pesticide, Pest management, Poultry industries, ICAR Rodent Research Project, State Agricultural Universities and Central Insecticides Board.

  • Expert for (i) Evaluation of Research Projects and (ii) Referee for National and International Journals on Plant Protection Technology

  • Member of Editorial Board for various Journals.

Technical Reports For Different States/Organizations
  • 2012    Rodent problem in Railway environs of Hyderabad Deccan, Andhra Pradesh

  • 2010    Rodent damage to rice during Kharif, 2010 in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh   

                  Bamboo flowering in Nagaland: Issues of Rodent incidence

  • 2008   Rodent problem in Nagaland in context with gregarious bamboo flowering

                  Appraisal report on the MOEF Scheme “Management of Gregarious Flowering of Bamboo in North Eastern India"  in Arunachal                        Pradesh   

                  Appraisal report on the MOEF Scheme “Management of Gregarious Flowering of Bamboo in North Eastern India” in Meghalaya   

                  Appraisal report on the MOEF Scheme “Management of Gregarious Flowering of Bamboo in North Eastern India” in Mizoram

  • 2007   Current rodent situation in Assam in context with Bamboo flowering in the State

                 Regional Plan for Rodent Pest Management in North East India

                 Rodent problem in Kerala: A Technical Analysis and Suggestions for their management

  • 2006  Report on current rodent situation in mizoram with special reference to Champai District, Mizoram

  •           Report of interministerial cnetral team for assessment of the situation in the context of large scale loss of crops due to                                    gregarious flowering of bamboo in Mizoram

  • 2005  Current situation of rodents in Meghalaya

                 Incidence of rodents in Arunachal Pradesh, A Technical Analysis: Suggestions for their management

                 Rodent infestation at Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh: In depth analysis and suggestions for management

  • 2004  Report on the Central Team of Rodent Experts to Manipur to take stock of present situation of rodents in relation to Bamboo                      flowering

  • 1999   Prevention of rat problem in Military Stores

  • 1998   Report on Central Team for on the spot study of rodent situation in relation to bamboo flowering in North-eastern states

                 Rodent problem and its control in flood affected districts of Andhra Pradesh during Kharif, 1997

  • 1997   Rodent control measures for introducing groundnut in Churu, Rajasthan

  • 1995   Rodent problem and its management in Lakshadweep islands

  • 1993   Rodent problem in Cauveri delta districts of Tamilnadu and suggestions for its management

                 Rodent problem in Karaikal region of Pondicherry, Tamilnadu

  • 1992   Rodent problem in Mizoram with special reference to sporadic flowering of bamboo in the state  

  • 1991    Rodent problem in East, West Godavari and Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh

  • 1990   Rodent control measures in Gujarat

  • 1988   Rodent problem and their management at International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru,                    Andhra Pradesh                                            

                  Bio-efficacy of Non poisonous sticky traps against commensal rodents around   Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

  • 1985    Bioefficacy of Brodifacoum against commensal rodents around Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

  • 1984    Joint evaluation of Tem Cat Process of fumigation. CPPTI, Andhra Pradesh Agriculture University, and Deptt. Of                                          Agriculture, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

  • 1982   Joint field screening trials of Bromadiolone. Department of Agric., A.P. and CPPTI, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

Publications

Scenario of Structural Pest and Vector management 

  • Baits for the control of Indian field mouse, Mus booduga. rao, A.M.K.M., Purushotam, K.R.& Rajabai, B.S.Gray. Ziet. Angew.Zool., 1973, 65 : 163-172.Gray. Ziet. Angew.Zool., 65 : 163-172.

  • Morphological variation in Mus booduga Gray. inhabiting two different habitats. rao, A.M.K.M. & Rajabai, B.S.,  Saug.Mitteil.,1978, 26: 317-320.

  • Adrenal responses to crowding in the spiny field mouse, Mus platythrix. Purushotam,     K.R., rao, A.M.K.M. & Rajabai, B.S., Bennett.Gen. & Comp. Endocrinology, 1978, 36: 439-441.

  • Baits for the control of spiny field mouse Mus platythrix. rao, A.M.K.M. & Purushotam, K.R Angew.  Bennett Ziet Zool., 1979, 66: 337-344.

  • Monthly variation in numbers and reproduction activity of the Indian field mouse, Mus booduga. rao, A.M.K.M., Indian J. Rodentology. 1979, 1: 35-45.

  • Field rats and their population characteristics. rao, A.M.K.M., Telugu J. Sci., 1979, 9:165-169.

  • The distribution of field rodents around Tirupati with a note on their burrowing habits. Purushotam, K.R. & rao, A.M.K.M., Andhra Agric. J. 1979, 26:85-87.

  • Bait shyness among the house mouse, Mus musculus bactrianus to Zinc Phosphide and RH-787. rao, A.M.K.M. & Prakash, I., Indian J. Exptl. Biol, 1980, 18:1490-1492.

  • Demography and hoarding among lesser bandicoot rat, Bandicota bengalensis in Rice fields. rao, A.M.K.M., Saug. Mitteil.,1980, 28: 312-314.

  • Evaluation of bait bases for control of the house mouse, Mus musculus bactrianus Blyth. rao, A.M.K.M. & Prakash, I., Bull. Grain Technol. 1980, 18:111-118.

  • Observation on some microclimatic aspects in the burrows of the Indian field mouse, Mus booduga. rao, A.M.K.M., Saug.  Mitteil. 1980, 28: 310-311.

  • Impact of cyclone on the rodent population of Andhra Pradesh. rao, A.M.K.M., J.Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 1980, 77:526-527.

  • Reproductive biology of spiny field mouse, Mus platythrix. rao, A.M.K.M., Bennett. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 1981, 78:162-164.

  • Activity and hoarding behaviour of Indian desert gerbil, Meriones hurrianae. rao, A.M.K.M. & Prakash, I., Indian J. Exptl. Biol., 1981, 19:792-793.

  • Diversity among edaphic factors of burrows dwelling agricultural pests. rao, A.M.K.M., Indian J. Plant Prot., 1981, 9:169-172.

  • Comparison of the three methods for rodent damage survey in rice fields. Singh, C.D. & rao, A.M.K.M., Indian J. Plant Prot., 1982, 10: 98-99.

  • Efficacy of crown baiting with warfarin and Bromadiolone against rodents in coconut palms in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. rao, A.M.K.M., Melkote, V.L., Subiah, K.S. & Rao A.R. Indian Coconut J. 1984, 5 (1): 6-9.

  • Food composition of the lesser bandicoot rat, Bandicota bengalensis and Indian field mouse, Mus booduga around Tirupati. rao, A.M.K.M., Indian J. Plant Prot., 1983, 11:73-75.

  • Adreno gonadal responses to crowding stress in the Indian field mouse Mus booduga. rao, A.M.K.M. & Purushotam, K.R., Indian J. Comp. Anim.Physiology., 1984, 2:4-7.

  • Field evaluation of Bromadiolone against field and commensal rodents. rao, A.M.K.M., Pest management 1984, 4:11.

  • Evaluation of Tom Cat fumigation. rao, A.M.K.M., Pest management, 1984, 4: 11-12.

  • Rodenticidal evaluation of Zinc phosphide to the house mouse, Mus musculus bactrianus. rao, A.M.K.M. & Prakash I., Indian J. Plant Prot. 1985, 13: 61-63.

  • Crop losses due to rodents: An overview. rao, A.M.K.M. & Joshi, N.C., Indian J. Entomology, 1986, 48(4): 366-371

  • Role of rodents in wildlife management. In: Winter Institute on Wildlife Management. Rao, a.m.k.m, Andhra Univ., Waltair.1986.

  • The present status of rodent control in India. rao, A.M.K.M. & Joshi, N.C., Pesticides 1987, 21: 9-11.

  • Effect of bund dimensions on rodent infestation in irrigated rice fields. Sharma, V.K. & rao, A.M.K.M., IRRI Newsletter 1989, 14 (2) 40.

  • Vertebrate pest management In : 40 years of Plant Protection in India (Ed. D.B. Reddy ) PPAI, Prakash, I. & rao, A.M.K.M., Hyderabad. 1988, 46-56.

  • Changing scenario of rodents in India. In : National Seminar on changing scenario in pest Management in India. (Ed. Rao, M V B and Sharma, H C) Rao, A.M.K.M, Hyderabad, 1992, 203-208.

  • Integrated rodent pest management. In: Rodents in Indian Agriculture (Prakash, I and Ghosh, P.K. Ed.), Rao, A.M.K.M, Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, 1992, 651-658.

  • The mice Mus. Spp. In : Rodents in Indian Agriculture. (Ed. Prakash, I. And Ghosh, PK) Rao, A.M.K.M & Balasubramanyam, M, Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, 1992, 147-164.

  • Education and Training. In: Rodents in Indian Agriculture (Ed. I. Prakash and P.K. Ghosh). Jain, A.P & Rao, A.M.K.M, Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, 1992, 669-674.

  • The construction of sample graph for the detection of warfarin tolerance. Prasad, K.S & Rao, A.M.K.M, J. Agri. Issues, 2000, 5: 83-85.

  • Responses for domestic rodent control by different sociological categories of individuals. Reddy, K.M & Rao, A.M.K.M, Pestology 2000, 24 (11): 42-44.

  • Responses to Non poisonous sticky traps by different consumer bodies in controlling rodent pests.  Reddy, K.M., & Rao, A.M.K.M, IPCA Souvenir 23rd Convention, 2000, 39-42.

  • Rural rodent control in Sichuan Province, PR China. Rao, A.M.K.M  War Against Rats Newsletter, 2002, 13: 5-6.

  • Rodent problems in India and strategies for their management. In: Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and Management (Eds. Singleton, GR., Krebs, CJ and Spratt, DM), Rao, A.M.K.M., ACIAR, Canberra : 2003, 229-232.

  • Current situation of rodent problem in bamboo flowering areas of Manipur. Tripathi, R.S., Rao, A.M.K.M & Pathak, K.A., Rodent Newsletter 2004, 28: 29-31.

  • Rodent management in Godavari delta districts of Andhra Pradesh. Rao, A.M.K.M , Rodent Newsletter 2004, 28: 10-12.

  • Socio-economic impact of rodent control campaigns in Andhra Pradesh. Shivanna, E & Rao, A.M.K.M , Rodent Newsletter 2005, 29: 2-4.

  • Preventive measures for Leptospirosis: Rodent Control. Rao, A.M.K.M , Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2006, 24 (4): 325-328.

  • Eco-friendly Management of Rodents in Crop Protection, In: National Conference on Organic Waste Utilization and Eco-friendly Technologies for Crop Protection. Rao, A.M.K.M , Plant Protection Association of India, Hyderabad, 2007, 28-31.

  • Rodent Pest Management in North East India. Rajendran T.P., Tripathi, R.S., Dutta, B.C., Bora, D.K. & Rao, A.M.K.( Editors), CAZRI, Jodhpur, 2007, p.34

  • Status of bamboo flowering and rodent situation in Meghalaya and Tripura. Rao, A.M.K.M and Tripathi, R.S, Rodent Newsletter 2008, 32: 6-7.

  • Emerging rodent problems in South India and the strategies for their management. Rao, A.M.K.M, Sustainable Agriculture Souvenir, ANGRAU, Hyderabad 2008, 89-96.

  • Field efficacy of castor based repellent – Ecodon on rodent incidence in rice. S.B. Nilesh., Rao, A.M.K.M, Rodent Newsletter 2009, 33: 13-14.

  • Role of pest control Managers in Integrated Rodent Management. Rao, A.M.K.M, IPCA Souvenir 2010, 17-22.

  • Rodents and their management in Andaman and Nicobar islands. Ajantha, B., Tripathi, R.S., Rao, A.M.K.M and Srivastava, R.C., ICAR, Portblair, Technical bulletin 2010, 1-27.

  • Laboratory evaluation of germinated and non germinated grains as rodenticide bait base for control of three rodent species in Cauvery delta, Tamil Nadu, India. Sakthivel, P., Neelanarayanan, P and Rao, A.M.K.M. Pestology 2011, 35 (8): 36-44.

  • Persistence of Ready-to-use zinc phosphide baits vis-vis rodent control success in rice. Rao, A.M.K.M. 2011 Rodent newsletter 35 (3/4): 27-28

  • Rodent control in poultry production. Rao, A.M.K.M., Proc. Intern. Symposium on Emerging Challenges in Poultry Health and Disease Control, Hyderabad, 2012, 113-116.

  • Rodent pest management in poultry farm, feed and hatchery. Singh, D., Bhanja, S.K. and Rao, A.M.K.M., Technical Bulletin, 2012, 1–12 pp., Project Directorate on Poultry, Hyderabad

  • Success story on reduction of Leptospirosis incidence with anti rodent campaigns in Gujarat, Thakar, G., Panelia, S.K., Tripathi, R.S and Rao, A.M.K.M. 2012. Rodent newsletter 36 (1-4): 12-13

  • Performance of different bait stations on bait intake in poultry and other structural environs. Rao, A.M.K.M., Sakthivel, Rao, N.S and VDS Alva. 2013. Egg-Broiler

  • Toxicity, Symptoms of poisoning, first aid and medical treatment for rodenticides. Rao, A.M.K.M. and Reddy, K.M. 2013. Pestology, 37 (10): 44-49.

  • Efficacy of Non Poisonous castor based repellent against wild boar (Sus scrofa)  in sorghum crop around Hyderabad. Sakthivel., Rao, A.M.K.M., Rao, N.S and Reddy, P. 2013. Pestology 37(11): 26-29.

  • Chemicals for the Management of Rodent Pests and Vectors - A compilation of Literature. Rao, A.M.K.M. 2014. FABS, Chevella, 1-421..

  • Proceedings of the Workshop on Current Scenario of Rodenticides and their Future Outlook. Edited by Rao, A.M.K.M. 2014. FABS, ICAR and ANGRAU, Hyderabad, 1-48 pp. 

  • Use of tracking tiles - An effective method for rodent population assessment in structures. N.S. Rao, Sakthivel, Rao, A.M.K.M. and Mayline, T.S. 2014. Pestology, 38(4): 54-57

  • Observations on reduction of Leptospirosis incidence with anti rodent campaigns in Gujarat during 2012. Thakar, G., Panelia, S.K., Rao, N.S. and Rao, A.M.K.M. 2014. Rodent Newsletter 38 (1-4): 4-6.

  • Role of rodents in poultry environs and their management. Rao, A.M.K.M and Sakthivel, P 2015. Journal of Dairy, Veterinary and Animal Research 2(3): 1 - 9.

  • Rodent Pests of Arunachal Pradesh and their Management. Kumawat, M.M., Tripathi, R.S., Toge, R., Pandey, A.K. and rao, A.M.K.M 2016. Technical Bulletin 34, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, 1-72.

  • Current Status of Urban Pest Management in India. Mohan Rao A. M. K. 2016, Pestology 40 (12): 42-45

  • Trends of vector borne diseases in the west and likely climate impact. Rao, A.M.K.M 2017  International Pest Control 59 (4): 202-204

      

      Scenario of Structural pest and vector management in civic bodies of India. Rao, A.M.K.M. and Reddy, K.M. 2018. Savounir, Indian Pest Control Association, New Delhi, 10-14​.

 

Perspectives in rodents in human habitations and their management: Issues and Solutions. A.M.K.Mohan Rao. 2018. Pestology 42 (10): 25-28.

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