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.

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


The second meeting of Standing Technical Committee Meeting of National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), DAC, MoA, GoI was held at ICAR-CRIDA on 23rd March, 2015.  Dr Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Chairman, STC, NMSA & Director, ICAR-CRIDA briefed that the agenda meeting is to review the action taken on the recommendations of the first meeting and to discuss and finalize the two projects proposed for sanction under NMSA. Dr JP. Mishra, Member (Agril.), NITI Ayog,  Member, STC and special invitees Dr A. Padmaraju,  Hon'ble VC, ANGRAU, Dr K. Ramaswamy, Hon'ble VC, TNAU, Dr C. Vasudevappa, Hon'ble VC, UA&HS,  Sri B. Rath, Addl. Commissioner (RFS), DAC, Dr Bhatt, Director (Acting), CAZRI and other representatives from ICAR-CRRI, Cuttack; MANAGE, Hyderabad; Project Coordinators, Heads of Divisions and scientists from ICAR-CRIDA participated. 


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Upcoming Events

To Review the progress of AICRPAM-NICRA project, the Annual Workshop of AICRPAM-NICRA is going to held at Agricultural College & Research Institute, Madurai from 28-30 April 2015

" Drought Preparedness and Contingency Implementation " : National Workshop for Stakekholders in April, 2015 at CRIDA

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


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, 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.

  • Srinivasarao, Ch, Y.Sudha Rani, V.Girija Veni, K.L. Sharma, G.R.Maruthi Sankar, J.V.N.S. Prasad, Y.G. Prasad and K.L. Sahrawat (2015). Assessing village level carbon balance due to greenhouse gas mitigation interventions using EX-ACT model. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s13762-015-0788-z

  • G. Pratibha, I. Srinivas, K.V. Rao, B.M.K. Raju, C.R. Thyagaraj, G.R. Korwar, B. Venkateswarlu, Arun K. Shanker, Deepak K. Choudhary, K.Srinivas Rao, Ch. Srinivasa Rao Impact of conservation agriculture practices on energy use efficiency and global warming potential in rainfed pigeonpea–castor systems. European. J. Agronomy. 66 (2015) 30–40  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2015.02.001   1161-0301/© 2015.


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