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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.


Upcoming Event
National Workshop on “Assessing Scale Impacts of Watershed Development: An Integrated Approach” 17-19 November 2014 at the NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi


ICAR Winter School inaugurated

Consultation Meeting by CRIDA on Upscaling of Rainfed Technologies

ANGRAU-ICAR teams visit to Hudhud cyclone

Brainstorming Session on “Technical and non-technical constraints"

ICAR-DAC interface meeting


ICAR Sponsored Winter School on "Advances in Pest Forecast Models and Decision Support Systems for Crop Protection in Changing Climate Scenario" inaugurated


Dr N.K. Krishna Kumar, Deputy Director General (Horticultural Science), ICAR & an eminent plant protection scientist, inaugurated the ICAR sponsored winter school on 29th October 2014 at CRIDA, Hyderabad. The school offers an opportunity to share the outputs of the NATP Mission mode project (2002-05), NAIP Component 4 subproject on DSS (2009-2014) and AICRPAM.

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