Rahibai Soma Popre


Council of Scientific and Industrial Research honoured her with the title ‘Seed Mother’. She is a self-made expert in the subjects of agro-biodiversity, landrace conservation and several innovative techniques in the cultivation of paddy crops. She has conserved and multiplied 48 indigenous landraces of 17 different crops including paddy, hyacinth bean, millets, pulses, and oilseeds.