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Rejected list of applications for the post of LDC | LDC Examination stands postponed


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 Annual Review Workshop Inaugurated by DG, ICAR

A two-day NICRA Annual Review Workshop was organized during 9-10 December, 2016 at NASC, New Delhi. The meeting was aimed at reviewing consolidated work progress of all the NICRA partner institutes and to discuss future work plan. Dr T Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR was the Chief Guest.  In his inaugural address, appreciating the outcomes of NICRA he emphasized the uniqueness of the project and to bring accountability in outputs. DG felt the need to make best use of state-of-the-art facilities established in the project and to get international presence of NICRA project by publishing research papers in high impact journals. Similarly, he advised to bring out policy briefs highlighting carbon neutral agriculture, system stability and sustainability indicators for each sector. He further suggested working towards a concrete plan of action for the next phase of NICRA with resilience indicators and ecosystem services rendered by Climate Resilient Technologies across NICRA villages in the country.  


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Upcoming Events

International Seminar on Global Climate Change : Implications for Agriculture and Water Sectors, December 14-16, 2017 at Aurangabad (Maharashtra), India

National Level Brainstorming on Future Climate Change Research in Agriculture to be held at CRIDA during Feb, 2017

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


Walk-in-Interview for Senior Research Fellow on 23.02.2017 at 0930 hrs at CRIDA

XXV Biennial Workshop of  All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture organized

Dr A.K. Singh, DDG (Agriculture Extension) visited KVK-CRIDA

Dr. K. Alagusundaram, DDG (NRM), ICAR visited CRIDA and reviewed NICRA Project

NAAS-Hyderabad Chapter Organized an Invited Lecture by Dr. J. C. Katyal, Former VC, CCS HAU, Hisar

ICAR-CRIDA and ICRISAT  Collaborative Project Discussions held

NICRA Annual Review Workshop Inaugurated by DG, ICAR

Biennial Workshop of AICRP on Agrometeorology (AICRPAM) held at PAU, Ludhiana

Brief Report on World Soil Day conducted on 5th December, 2016

LDC Examination stands postponed

Rejected list of applications for the post of LDC

Annual Report 2015-16


Latest Publications

  • G. Pratibha, I. Srinivas, K.V. Rao, Arun K. Shanker, B.M.K. Raju, Deepak K. Choudhary, K. Srinivas Rao, Ch. Srinivasarao, M. Maheswari  Net global warming potential and greenhouse gas intensity of conventional and conservation agriculture system in rainfed semi arid tropics of India.  Atmospheric Environment 145 (2016) 239  - 250.


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