Dr. Lipi Das
Principal Scientist (Agril. Extension)
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Experience: 18  Years
Educational Qualification
Ph.DExtension Education1999Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
M.ScExtension Education1993Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Research Areas
Gender issues in Agriculture, Participatory Extension Research, Women Entrepreneurship Development, Agriculture Value Chain
Previous Experience
Indian Institute of Water Management, BhubaneswarScientist05-04-200004-03-2002
Central Rice Research Institute, CuttackScientist05-03-200204-04-2004
Central Rice Research Institute, CuttackScientist-SS05-04-200404-04-2009
Central Rice Research Institute, CuttackSenior Scientist05-04-200904-04-2015
National Rice Research Institute, CuttackPrincipal Scientist05-04-201527-06-2018
Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, BhubaneswarPrincipal Scientist28-06-2018
  1. ARRW Fellow award
  2. ISEE D.K. Mishra Memorial Award
  3. SEE Fellow Award
  4. Best Worker awards in the category of ‘Scientist and Senior Scientist’ for significant contributions in research, extension and training
  5. Young Scientist Award
  6. ISEE Fellow Award
  7. Best paper presentation award by different scientific and professional societies
  8. Life Member of 15 different national and international societies
Any other Relevent Information
Significant Contribution:
  • Developed Multistakeholders’ Rice Value Chain for promoting gender equity, entrepreneurship & empowerment
  • Establishment of Women Farmer Producer Organization (WFPOs) “Ananya Farmer Producer Company Limited” for Entrepreneurship Development and Self-reliance (Atmanirbhar)
  • Gender Empowerment Index
  • Women Entrepreneurship Development through Self Help Groups
  • Appropriateness of rice varieties developed, operationalized and quantified
  • Developed concept on Participatory Index for KVK training programme
  • Development of Model village and through participatory research and appropriate Institutional mechanism
  • Developed Gender Sensitive Entrepreneurship Model through Institute-Industry-Stakeholders Linkage in Convergence Mode
  • Gender Sensitive Agri-Nutri (G-SAN) Farming System Model for Leveraging Agriculture and Nutrition
  • Gender Sensitive Entrepreneurship Model through Institute-Industry-Stakeholders Linkage in Convergence Mode
  • Gender Sensitive Agri-Horti Cropping System Model for addressing Livelihood, Nutrition and Entrepreneurship

Worked for 40 Institute Research Projects as Principal Investigator and Co- Principal Investigator. Regarding externally aided projects she has worked for 11 projects as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator viz., Farmer FIRST Project (PI), Extramural Project (PI), NASF Project (PI).

Product Development

Crop-based: Three rice varieties as associated scientist under the Principal Breeder viz., CR Dhan 309, CR Dhan 209 (Priya) and CR Dhan 102 (Santha Bhima)


Organized more than 100 State/National level sponsored Capacity Building Programmes as Course Director in the area of Rice Production Technology, Rice-fish Farming System, System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and Integrated Farming System, Gender issues in Agriculture


140 publications which include Books, paper published in Referred Journals, Research Bulletins, Training Manuals, Conference Proceeding Papers, Popular Articles, Bulletins, Booklets.