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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.

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

The Secretary DARE and Director General, ICAR, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra visited ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture on 25th March, 2016 to review the research programs and visit the facilities at the Institute.  He visited phenomics facility established under NICRA project and team explained the utility of the facility in strategic research programs to develop climate resilient genotypes against various abiotic and biotic stresses.  He also visited Dryland Gallery which showcases the salient scientific achievements of the Institute.


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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

NICRA Expert Committee Meeting, 14-16 June, 2016 at NASC, New Delhi

Interface meeting to be held at West Bengal- 31st May at Kolkata

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


"National Consultation meeting on Enhancing the Preparedness of Agricultural Contingencies  for Telangana: Kharif 2016"

Walk-in-Interview for temporary position of Technical Consultant on 02.06.2016 at 0930 hrs under NICRA

Enhanced Contingency Preparedness Meeting for Maharashtra

Walk-in-Interview for Senior Research Fellow on 26.05.2016 at 0930 hrs at CRIDA under the Consortium Research Project on Conservation Agriculture (CRP-CA)

Contingency Preparedness Interface Meeting for Andhra Pradesh

Fourth AICRPDA-NICRA Annual Review Workshop organized

Annual Review Meeting of AICRPAM-NICRA held at ICAR-CRIDA

BSS on Agrometeorogical Research, Education and Extension at ICAR-CRIDA

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


ICAR-CRIDA stall at Krishi Unnati Mela, IARI Campus, New Delhi

National Symposium on Organic Farming for Farmers' Prosperity

ICAR-CRIDA stall at IIPR at the launch of  International Year of Pulses

Contingency Advisory for Winter Crops against Unseasonal Rainfall


Latest Publications

  • C. A. Rama Rao, B. M. K. Raju, A. V. M. Subba Rao, K. V. Rao,  V. U. M. Rao, Kausalya Ramachandran, B. Venkateswarlu, A. K. Sikka,  M. Srinivasa Rao, M. Maheswari and Ch. Srinivasa Rao. 2016. A district level assessment of vulnerability of Indian agriculture to climate change. Current Science, 110 (10) 1939-1946


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