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 Consultations on 'Enhancing the Preparedness of Agricultural Contingencies in Kharif 2015'  Organized at ICAR-CRIDA


A "National Consultation meeting on Enhancing the Preparedness of Agricultural Contingencies in Kharif 2015" was organized by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) on 24th April, 2015 at CRIDA campus, Hyderabad to enhance the preparedness of various states and to address agricultural contingencies during kharif 2015. Also to identify better management practices in tiding over the drought and other weather aberrations such as hailstorms and cyclones in different states during 2014.


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Upcoming Events

ICAR short course on "Enabling Processes for livelihood enhancement in Rainfed agriculture" at CRIDA, Hyderabad during June 24 - July 3, 2015

ICAR-CRIDA organizes an Interface Meeting on Agriculture Contingencies for Enhancing Preparedness for Kharif, 2015 for Gujarat at AAU, Anand on 29th May, 2015

ICAR-CRIDA organizes "Contingency Preparedness Interface Meeting for Haryana" on 26th May, 2015 at CSSRI, Karnal

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


Director, ICAR-CRIDA makes presentation on "Developing/Strengthening Agriculture Contingency Plans for Climate Change Issues" during Vice-Chancellors-Directors Conference held during 14-16th May, 2015 at New Delhi

ICAR-CRIDA received "Rajrishi Tandon Rajbhasha Puraskar' on 15th May, 2015 at VC-Directors Conference held at NASC, New Delhi

Contingency Preparedness Interface Meetings for Maharashtra and Telangana organized by ICAR-CRIDA

Proceedings of CRIDA-NICRA Review meeting held at CRIDA on 10.04.2015

Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting of ICAR-CRIDA-KVK

National Consultations on 'Enhancing the Preparedness of Agricultural Contingencies in Kharif 2015' Organized at ICAR-CRIDA

Member Award

ICAR-CRIDA Celebrated its Foundation Day

Action taken report for Swachh Bharat Mission for the month of March 2015

Swatch Bharath Abhiyan at CRIDA-KVK Adopted Village

2nd Standing Technical Committee Meeting of NMSA held at ICAR-CRIDA

DG, ICRISAT Delivered Lecture at ICAR-CRIDA


ICAR-CRIDA transfers non-exclusive licenses for farm implement designs to Entrepreneurs of Maharashtra


Latest Publications

  • P. Vijaya Kumar, V.U.M. Rao, O. Bhavani, Rajendra Prasad, R.K. Singh and B. Venkateswarlu (2015). Climatic change and variability in mid-Himalayan region of India. MAUSAM, 66 (2): 167-180

  • P. Vijaya Kumar, V. U. M. Rao, O. Bhavani, A. P. Dubey and C. B. Singh. Effect of Temperature and Photothermal Quotient on the Yield Components of Wheat  (Triticum aestivum L.) in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. Experimental Agriculture, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S0014479714000532.

  • P. Vijaya Kumar, V. U. M. Rao, O. Bhavani, A. P. Dubey, C. B. Singh and B. Venkateswarlu. Sensitive growth stages and temperature thresholds in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) for index-based crop insurance in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. The Journal of Agricultural Science, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S0021859615000209.


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