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Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) is a National Research Institute under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) established in 1985 with a mandate to carry out basic and applied research in rainfed farming.  The Institute also undertakes National/ International Collaborations and Consultancy Projects.   All India Coordinated Research Programmes (AICRPs) of ICAR on Dryland Agriculture and Agrometeorology with 25 partners each are in CRIDA. This is the lead Institute and the National Nodal point for the National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) which is being implemented at large number of Research Institutes of ICAR, State Agricultural Universities and 100 KVKs.

NICRA-Expert Committee Meeting Inaugurated

Three day NICRA expert committee meeting was inaugurated by Dr. T. Mahapatra, Secretary (DARE) and DG (ICAR) on 14-6-2016 at NASC complex, New Delhi. Meeting was attended by Dr. SM. Virmani, Chairman, Expert Committee meeting, Members of the committee, Dr. K. Alugusundaram, DDG (NRM and Engineering), DDG (Horticulture), DDG (Fisheries), ADGs, PI's of 27 projects short listed for funding under NICRA sponsored and competitive  grants component. Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-CRIDA has made presentation on overview of NICRA and its progress since inception. He presented on various outputs and outcomes of the projects, and technologies channeling to other national programs like NMSA, PMKSY, Water Mission, Himalayan Mission, State dryland missions, Green climate fund, INDCs, UNFCCC-SBSTA meetings. He highlighted the contingency plan interphase with State Governments establishment of 151 climate resilient model villages and to expand horizontally through various national and station programme.


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Advisory for Southern Coastal Districts of Andhra Pradesh to Enhance Cropped Area in Rabi Season 2015-16 with Pre-Rabi  Heavy Rains

Compensatory Rabi Production Plan-2015


Upcoming Events

Training program for technical staff of ICAR on"Agrometeorological Data Collection, Analysis and Management" at ICAR-CRIDA during 25 July to 06 August, 2016

National Workshop on "Developing Green House Gas (GHG) Emission Coefficients " for climate resilient interventions at CRIDA, Hyderabad


Walk-in-Interview for Junior Research Fellow on 15.07.2016 at 1000 hrs at CRIDA

International Day for Yoga celebrated at ICAR-CRIDA

Contingency Preparedness Interface Meeting for Madhya Pradesh

Walk-in-Interview for Senior Research Fellow and Skilled Helper on 28.06.2016 at 0930 hrs at CRIDA

NICRA-Expert Committee Meeting Inaugurated

Additional list of rejected applications - Rectt. of Tech. Asst. (T-3)

List of rejected applications - Rectt. of Tech. Asst. (T-3)

Orientation and Technical Workshop of New Voluntary Centres of AICRPDA

Technical Assistant (T-3) - Direct Recruitment Examination 2016 to be held on 17.07.2016

UNFCCC-Climate Change Negotiations in Agriculture Sector at SBSTA-44, Bonn, Germany

"Interface Meeting on Enhancing the Preparedness for Agricultural Contingencies in Bihar

ICAR - CRIDA Foundation Day Celebrated

Dr. TrilochanMohapatra, Secretary DARE and Director General, ICAR visits ICAR-CRIDA

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-CRIDA was nominated as Executive Board Member of International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC), Cairo, Egypt


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