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Dr. R.P. Tewari


Dr. R.P. Tewari did his M.Sc. (1968) and Ph.D. (1974) in Botany from the University of Gorakhpur.  He was selected in the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, which remained the alma mateur till 2002.  He headed the Division of Plant Pathology and PGR, IIHR, Bangalore for a period of six years.  Dr. Tewari not only established a full-fledged mushroom laboratory in the IIHR, but also became synonymous with mushrooms in South India.  Besides conducting research on varied aspects of different mushrooms, he specially excelled in the transfer of technology of mushroom production.  He received advanced training in the field of mushroom production technology from INRA, France and was Coordinator of Indo-Dutch Project in India.  He served as International Consultant to FAO under Integrated Horticulture and Nutrition Development Project in Bangladesh during 2001-2006 where he developed Spawn Laboratory and training facilities in 15 Centres including Chitgaon Hill Tracks.  He served as Director National Research Centre for Mushroom form July, 2002 to 31st December 2008.  During his tenure he  modernized the Centre by improving infrastructure and introducing Hi-tech equipments.

                  Address: Dr. R. P. Tewari
                  Ex-Director, DMR
                  House No. 56, SFC
                  Bangalore - 560106 (Karnataka)
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Last Update : Wednesday, May 27, 2020