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Dr SK Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (NRM), ICAR reviewed the progress during (2017-20) and future program (2020-25) of ICAR-CRIDA, AICRPDA and AICRPAM on 20.05.2020 and NICRA project on 21.05.2020 through video conferencing

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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.

High Level Monitoring Committee meeting of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture Project organized

Meeting Photo

Twelfth High Level Monitoring Committee (HLMC) meeting of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project was heldthrough video conferencing on 23rd June, 2020.  Dr. T Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR chaired the meeting.Dr SKChaudhari, DDG (NRM) welcomed the participants. Shri Sanjay Singh, AS (DARE) and Secretary, ICAR, Shri Bimbadhar Pradhan, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor (DARE/ICAR),Dr K Alagusundaram, DDG (Agril. Engg.), Dr AK Singh, DDG (AE), Dr AK Singh, DDG (HS), Dr JK Jena, DDG (Fisheries), Dr TR Sharma, DDG (CS), Dr BN Tripathi, DDG (AS), Ms Namita Priyadarshee, JS (DAC & FW), Ms Leena Johri, JS (MoRD & PR),Ms. Richa Sharma, JS (MoEFCC), Shri Kushal Vashisth (MoEFCC), Shri G. Ashok Kumar, Mission Director, NWM (MoWR), Dr. D. Dutta (DST), Dr. S.D. Attri (IMD), Dr. A.K. Rawat, Advisor (DBT), Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, Member, NICRA Expert Committee and other officials from various ministries and departments, Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (AAFCC), Dr. Adlul Islam, ADG (SWM),  Dr. G. Ravindra Chary, Director and Scientists from CRIDA, representatives from various Ministries and Departments also participated and provided inputs.


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Upcoming Events

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


Annual Review Workshop of NICRA-Technology Demonstration Component of ATARI Zone-VIII-Pune organized

High Level Monitoring Committee meeting of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture Project organized

ATR of ICAR-CRIDA organized on 21 June 2020

15th Expert Committee Meeting of NICRA held under the chairmanship of DDG (NRM) on 12th June, 2020 through video conferencing

XVII Working Group Meeting of AICRP for Dryland Agriculture (AICRPDA) and VIII Annual Review Meeting of AICRPDA-NICRA organized

ICAR-CRIDA New Annexe Building inaugurated


7th Annual Review Workshop of NICRA inaugurated

Action taken report on the Celebration of Constitution Day on 26th November 2019 at ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad

National Consultation Workshop on Disaster Resilient Agriculture in India and Working Group Meeting on National Agriculture Disaster Management Plan

Interaction Meeting on Farm Mechanization and Signing of Tripartite MoA on Five Row BBF Planter (four in one) developed by ICAR-CRIDA and VNMKV, Parbhani


Limited Departmental Competitive Examination - 2020 for Recruitment for the Post of Upper Division Clerk at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad

Interview through video conferencing for the post of Senior Research Fellow at ICAR-CRIDA under Farmers Centric Natural Resource Development for Socio Economic Empowerment in Rainfed Areas of Southern Telangana Region

Interview through video conferencing for the post of Research Associate and Computer Operator at ICAR-CRIDA under CROPSAP Project


Latest Publications

  • C A Rama Rao (2020) Family Farmers’ Cooperatives towards Ending Poverty and Hunger in India​. In: Shrestha, R.B., Ali, Y., Bhandari, H., & Islam, A. (eds.). 2020. Family Farmers’ Cooperatives:
    Ending Poverty and Hunger in South Asia. SAARC Agriculture Center, Bangladesh; Asian Farmers’ Association, Philippines; and National Dairy Development Board, India.​ p. 69-88
  • C A Rama Rao, K V Rao, B M K Raju, Josily Samuel, Ravi Dupdal, M Osman and R Nagarjuna Kumar (2019) Levels and determinants of economic viability of rainwater harvesting farm ponds. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 74 (4) 539 - 551. 
  • Rama Rao, C.A., Raju, B.M.K., Islam, A., Subba Rao, A.V.M., Rao, K.V., Ravindra Chary, G., Nagarjuna Kumar, R., Sammi Reddy, K., Bhaskar, S. and Chaudhari, S.K. (2019). Risk and Vulnerability Assessment of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, P. 124​


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