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Hearty Congratulations, Dr. Vinod Kumar Singh garu taken charge as Director, ICAR-CRIDA on 02nd February 2021

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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.

National Science Day, 2021 Organized at ICAR-CRIDA

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An online programme was organised on the eve of National Science Day by ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad on 27th February, 2021 Under the Chairmanship of Dr VK Singh, Director CRIDA. The theme for national science day was "Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills, and Work. Dr. Ashok Dalwai, IAS, CEO NRAA was the Chief Guest of the programme was. Dr. V.K Singh, Director, ICAR-CRIDA in his opening address, discussed about the genesis of National Science Day and importance of incorporating science in everydays life. He also mentioned about the contributions made by scientists for progress of the nation. The chief guest, Dr. Ashok Dalwai, IAS, CEO NRAA delivered lecture on the theme and eloquently covered the topic by linking past Indian history. He covered the topic extensively about technologies right from ancient times to the present era. He took examples from all spheres of life to emphasize the importance of science for our generation. He also cautioned about the unethical practices adopted in technologies which could be threatening to mankind. He urged us to make use of innovations and work towards self-employment. All scientists and staff have participated in the program. The programme ended with vote of thanks and national anthem.



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Hearty Congratulations, Dr. Vinod Kumar Singh garu taken charge as Director, ICAR-CRIDA on 02nd February 2021

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Latest Publications

  • Bal, S.K., Wakchaure, G.C., Potekar, S., Choudhury, B.U., Choudhary, R.L., Sahoo, R.N. (2021). Spectral Signature-Based Water Stress Characterization and Prediction of Wheat Yield under Varied Irrigation and Plant Bio-regulator Management Practices. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12524-021-01325-6.
  • Srinivasa Rao M, Sreelakshmi P, Deekshita K, Vanaja M, Srinivas I, Maheswari  M, Srinivas  K,  Sammi Reddy K,  Bhaskar S and Ravindra Chary G 2021 Interactive effects of temperature and CO2 on efficacy of insecticides against Spodoptera litura Fab. in a global warming context Phytoparasitica (Springer Nature)2021,1-15 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12600-020-00854-z  

  • Srinivasa Rao M, Rama Rao CA, Sreelakshmi P, Islam Adlul , SubbaRao AVM,Ravindra   Chary G and Bhaskar S 2020  Pest scenario of Spodoptera litura (Fab.) on  groundnut under Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) based climate change scenarios. Journal of Thermal Biology 94 (2020) 102749.      https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102749

  • C A Rama Rao, B Venkateswarlu and G Ravindra Chary (2020) Rainfed agriculture in India: Importance, challenges and imperatives. In: The Hindu Business Line’s Handbook on Indian Agriculture 2020 (Eds. Venky Vembu and N Madhavan). THG Publiching Private Limited, Chennai. p.36-40.



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