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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 Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) which is being implemented at large number of Research Institutes of ICAR, State Agricultural Universities and 100 KVKs.

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture visits ICAR-CRIDA on 16th January 2016

Under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble Shri Hukmdev Narayan Yadav ji, 15 members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture visited ICAR-CRIDA to study about the activities of the Institute especially with reference to climate change research. Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director received the delegation and the team visited Plant Phenomics Facility after which the Director explained to them about the real-time weather monitoring facility under NICRA-AWS network. The delegation also visited Dryland Gallery where a glimpse of the research, development and extension activities of CRIDA were explained.



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Upcoming Events

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


Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture visits ICAR-CRIDA on 16th January 2016

XV Working Group Meeting of AICRPDA held at Biswanath Chariali, Assam

Sensitization of Rural Youth on Income Generation Through Livestock and Allied Activities

Entrepreneurship Skills in Sheep and Goat Farming: Backward and Forward Linkages


Latest Publications

  • A. K. Indoria, K. L. Sharma, K. Sammi Reddy and Ch. Srinivasa Rao (2016). Role of soil physical properties in soil health management and crop productivity in rainfed systems–II. Management technologies and crop productivity. 10.18520/cs/v110/i3/320-328.

  • R. Rejani, K.V. Rao, M. Osman, Ch.Srinivasa Rao,  K. Sammi Reddy,  G.R. Chary, Josily Samuel and Pushpanjali.2016. Spatial and temporal estimation of soil loss for the sustainable management of a wet semi-arid watershed cluster. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer), 188(3):1-16,  DOI 10.1007/s10661-016-5143-4.

  • Ch. Srinivasarao, Sumanta Kundu, Arun K. Shanker, R. Prakash Naik, M. Vanaja, K. Venkanna, G.R. Maruthi Sankar, V.U.M. Rao (2016). Continuous cropping under elevated CO2: Differential effects on C4 and C3 crops, soil properties and carbon dynamics in semi-arid Alfisols. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 218: 73–86. 

  • S. K. Yadav , Yogesh Kumar Tiwari, D. Pavan Kumar, Arun Kumar Shanker, N. Jyothi Lakshmi, M. Vanaja, M. Maheswari (2015)  Genotypic Variation in Physiological Traits Under High Temperature Stress in Maize  Agricultural Research DOI 10.1007/s40003-015-0202-6


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