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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.

Brainstorming session on Water Policy for Rainfed Agriculture, Brain storming session on Agroclimatic Atlas of India  and Plenary session of AICRPDA and AICRPAM Workshops were organized during 3-4 June 2022

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A brainstorming session on Water Policy for Rainfed Agriculture was jointly organised in hybrid mode  by ICAR-CRIDA and Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture (ISDA) on 4th June 2022.  The session was chaired by Dr. S.K.Chaudhari, DDG(NRM), ICAR.  Dr.B.Rath Technical Expert, NRAA (National Rainfed Area Authority) and Member for Water policy Development , Dr. V.K. Singh Director, ICAR-CRIDA, scientists from ICAR-CRIDA, AICRPDA, AICRPAM centres and other ICAR institutes, officials from NABARD, NGO's and other organisations participated.  About 200 participants attended the brain storming session.  Dr K.V.Rao, Secretary ISDA welcomed the participants.  Dr. V.K.Singh. briefed about the objectives of the session and suggested a separate water policy frame work for rainfed agriculture and need for regionally differentiated water policy with a view to utilise available resources in an optimal manner. Dr. S.K Chaudhari, DDG (NRM) in his opening remarks mentioned about the need of prioritization of rainfed areas, high variability of rainfall in rainfed areas and also stressed that the ground water management cannot be dealt in isolation without energy management. This was followed by  presentations on Regional scenarios & policy needs by  Dr. P.R. Ojasvi , ICAR-IISWC, Dr. Priyabarta Santra, ICAR-CAZRI, Dr. Ashuthosh Upadhyay, Director, ICAR RC ER, Dr B.U Choudhary ICAR-NEHR  and Dr. N.G. Patil, ICAR- NBSS&LUP and key inputs were given  by discussants viz. Dr. A.K.Sikka, IWMI India representative, Dr. N.H. Rao, Joint Director (Retd), ICAR-NAARM, Dr. B. Rath, Technical Expert, NRAA,  Dr. P K Mishra, Director (Retd.), ICAR-IISWC, Dr. Dinesh Kumar IRAP, Hyderabad, Dr. A Ravindra, WASSAN, Hyderabad.


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Upcoming Events

International Conference on Reimagining Rainfed Agro-ecosystems: Challenges & Opportunities during 22-24, December 2022 at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad


Brief report on Awareness Campaign on "Efficient and Balanced Use of Fertilizers" (including Nano-Fertilizers) on 21.06.2022

Report of the International Day of Yoga organized at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad on 21st June 2022

Brainstorming session on Water Policy for Rainfed Agriculture, Brain storming session on Agroclimatic Atlas of India and Plenary session of AICRPDA and AICRPAM Workshops were organized during 3-4 June 2022

ICAR-CRIDA organises 27th Biennial Workshop of AICRPDA, 9th Annual Review Workshop of NICRA-AICRPDA and 10th Annual Review Workshop of NICRA-AICRPAM

Garib Kalyan Sammelan- Nationwide farmer Interaction programme by Hon'ble Prime Minister in a virtual mode at Hayathnagar Research Farm, ICAR- CRIDA, Hyderabad  on 31 May 2022

Campaign on Annadata Devo Bhava under Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav - A training-cum-demonstration was organized on  Processing and Value Addition of Millets for Farm Women  

Report on "Kisan Bhagidari, Pratimikta Hamari" held on 26th and 28th April, 2022

XXX RAC Meeting of ICAR-CRIDA was held in hybrid mode under the Chairmanship of Dr. Gurbachan Singh during April 25-27, 2022 at CRIDA, Hyderabad

The valedictory function of ICAR-CRIDA 38th Foundation day was celebrated on 25-04-2022

Annadata Devo Bhava Campaign - Awareness programme on "Balanced Fertilization for Soil Health Maintenance and Productivity Enhancement"


Walk-in-interview for the post of Senior Research Fellow under the project "Comparative Assessment of Aldor (30-00-05+7S) as an alternative to Urea on yield and nutrient use efficiency of rainfed maize in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka" at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad
[Walk-in-Interview on 06.07.2022 at 1100 hrs]

Interview through video conferencing for the post of Senior Research Fellow at ICAR-CRIDA under Consortia Research Platform on Conservation Agriculture
[Last date to reach the application 08.07.2022]


Latest Publications

  • Subba Rao, A.V.M., Sarath Chandran, M.A., Bal, S.K., Pramod, V.P., Sandeep, V.M., Manikandan, N., Raju, B.M.K., Prabhakar, M., Islam, A. Naresh Kumar, S., Singh, V.K. (2022). Evaluating area-specific adaptation strategies for maize under future climates of India. Science of The Total Environment. 836: 155511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155511

  • Bal, S.K., Manikandan, N., Sandeep, V.M., Vijayakumar, P., Lunagaria, M.M., Subba Rao, A.V.M. , Pramod, V.P. and Singh, V.K. (2022). Criteria based decisions for determining agroclimatic onset of the crop growing season. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology317, 108903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2022.108903

  • Venkatesh, G.; Gopinath, K.A.; Reddy, K.S.; Reddy, B.S.; Prabhakar, M.; Srinivasarao, C.; Visha Kumari, V.; Singh, V.K. 2022. Characterization of Biochar Derived from Crop Residues for Soil Amendment, Carbon Sequestration and Energy Use. Sustainability, 14, 2295. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14042295



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