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.

National Workshop on "Assessing Scale Impacts of Watershed Development: An Integrated Approach"


A National workshop on "Assessing Scale Impacts of Watershed Development: An Integrated Approach" was organized by CRIDA along with Livelihoods and Natural Resources Management Institute (LNRMI), Hyderabad at the NASC Complex, ICAR, New Delhi from November 17-19, 2014. The workshop was aimed to share the planning, design, implementation issues while addressing hydrology, bio physical, production systems and human and social issues with in a meso watershed by the implementing agencies. The workshop was attended by Mr.Bernard Philip, Acting High Commissioner, Australia, Dr AK Sikka, DDG (NRM), ICAR, Dr Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, CRIDA and representatives from different NGOs WASSAN, FES, BAIF, PRADAN, Dhan Foundation, RDT etc besides project staff from organizations of India and Australia.


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Upcoming Events

XXIV Biennial Workshop of All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture (AICRPDA) will be held at AICRPDA Centre, Indore, RVSKVV, during 26-29 December, 2014

Capacity building on Technology demonstrations for climate resilience and value-added agromet advisories at CRIDA


CRIDA has been certified ISO 9001:2008

Hail storms in Maharashtra during 1st fortnight of December 2014: Impacts and contingency measures advocated Farmers

Training on Watershed Managements to Kadapa Farmers at CRIDA

Quotation for maintenance of ACs, Refrigerators & Water Coolers on AMC basis"

National Workshop on "Assessing Scale Impacts of Watershed Development: An Integrated Approach"

Agriculture Women Day Organized at CRIDA

Applications are invited for the post of Stenographer Grade - III

ICAR Winter School inaugurated

ANGRAU-ICAR teams visit to Hudhud cyclone


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