Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award
The Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award was created in 1956 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1956 to recognize Indian researchers in the agricultural field. Awards are distributed every second year, and take the form of medals, citations, and cash prizes.
Following is list of the recipients of the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award:
|Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award
|Year||Name of Awardees||Organization||Remark||Reference|
|1967||Hari Krishan Jain||Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI)|||
|1968||Dr Pushkarnath||Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI)|||
|1971||Dr Triloki Nath Khoshoo||Government of India, Department of Environment||Pollution research|||
|1972–1973||T. N. Ramachandra Rao||CFTRI, Mysore|
|1974||Neelamraju Ganga Prasada Rao||Indian Agricultural Research Institute|||
|1976||Khem Singh Gill||Punjab Agricultural University||Plant breeding|||
|1978–1979||Subrahmaniam Nagarajan||Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)|||
|1980-82||Dr R. P. Kapil, Dr. K. L. Jain, Dr. R.C.Sihag, Dr. J.P. Chaudhary||Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar||Bees and pollination|||
|1987||Dr M. S. Aulakh||Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)|||
|1995||Dr. E. A. Siddiq||Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)|||
|1996||Dr. J. C. Katyal||Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA)|||
|1996||Dr. K. Aruna||Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ARAU)||Animal nutrition|||
|1996||Dr. V. M. Mayande||Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA)|||
|2000||Dr G. S. Shekhawat||Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI)|||
|2001-2002||Dr Parimal Roy,||Central University Laboratory, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai||Animal health|
|2003||Dr V. Sriramachandra Murthy||Division of Demersal Fisheries,
Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI)
|Marine fisheries||, |
|2003–2004||Dr. Fasi-Uz Zaman||Division of Genetics,
Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)
|2003–2004||Dr. (Ms) P. Dureja||Division of Agricultural Chemicals,
Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)
|2005–06||Dr B. Mishra||Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR)||Rice and wheat||,|
|2005–06||Dr I. Karunasagar||Karnataka Veterinary, Animal & Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU)||Fish and shrimp; food safety|||
|2005–06||Dr. Nagendra Kumar Singh||NRCPB, IARI New Delhi||Biotechnology|
|2005–06||Prof. Aditya Kumar Misra||Project Directorate on Cattle (ICAR)||Animal sciences|||
|2006–07||Dr S. K. Pandey||Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI)||Potato production; productivity of small farms||,|
|2007–2008||Dr. K. C. Bansal||National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, Pusa, New Delhi||Transgenic crops|||
|2007–2008||Dr. S. K. Rao||JNKV Jabalpur||Crop breeding and development|||
|2007–2008||Dr. P. S. Minhas||Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)||Saline water|||
|2007–2008||Dr. Sushil Kumar Kamra||CSSRI, Karnal||Drainage of salinated soils|||
|2007–2008||Dr. Gaya Prasad||CCSHAU Hisar||Bluetongue disease|||
|2010||Dr. J.S. Bentur||Directorate of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad||Impact of insects on rice crops|||
|2010||Dr. Narpinder Singh||Department of Food science and Technology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar||Starch crops|||
|2010||Dr. Raj Kumar Singh||National Research Centre on Equines, Sirsa Road, Hisar||Animal and fish vaccines|||
|2010||Dr. Ramesh Chand||NCAP, DPS Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi||Impacts of technology on agriculture|||
|2012||Dr. K. V. Prabhu||Joint Director (Research), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi||Development of new varieties of grain crops|||
There have been several complaints that Dr K.C. Bansal falsified the patent information on the basis of which Kidwai Award (2007-2008) was given to him. The Award was given to Dr Bansal for patenting a technique to transfer foreign gene to brinjal chloroplast. It was found that Dr Bansal did not have such a patent to his credit and that he filed an application for patent only after the award was given. The matter got wide publicity in press, media and scientific journals. Several scientists demanded Shri Sharad Pawar, Former Minister for Agriculture to remove Dr Bansal from the post of Director, NBPGR. Questions were raised in Indian Parliament. Mr Tariq Anwer, Minister of State for Agriculture has answered that an enquiry has been initiated to look into the issues. However, reports suggest that ICAR has hushed up the matter and RTI queries for the outcome of the enquiry were not answered.
- "Indian Fellow - H. K. Jain". Indian National Science Academy. 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
- "Deceased Fellow". Inidan National Science Academy. 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
- Indian Fellow. Indian National Science Academy.
- "FELLOW, ELECTED 1991". National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
- Lok Sabha: http://184.108.40.206/LssNew/psearch/QResult15.aspx?qref=132451