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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 NICRA Project organized

Meeting Photo

The 13th High Level Monitoring Committee (HLMC) meeting of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project was held through virtual mode on 3rd September 2021.  Dr T Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR chaired the meeting.  Dr SK Chaudhari, DDG (NRM & AE) welcomed the participants. Shri Sanjiv Kumar, Financial Advisor (DARE); Shri Sanjay Garg, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR); Shri Charanjit Singh, Joint Secretary, Rural Livelihoods, MoRD; Shri Govind Sharma, Director (Finance), ICAR; Dr TR Sharma, DDG (CS); Dr JK Jena, DDG (Fisheries); Dr BN Tripathi, DDG (AS); Dr RC Agrawal, DDG (Agril. Edn.); Shri Praveen Malik, Animal Husbandry Commissioner (DAHD), Dr Saurabh Upadhyay, MoEF&CC; Dr Debapriya Dutta, DST; Dr KK Singh, IMD; Dr B Venkateswarlu, Member, NICRA Expert Committee and other officials from various ministries and departments, Dr S Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC); Dr Adlul Islam, ADG (SWM); Dr Vikramaditya Pandey, ADG (HS); Dr KK Singh, ADG (Agril. Engg.); Dr Vishesh Saxena, ADG (AS); Dr VP Chahal, ADG (Agril. Extn.); Shri Manda Verma, Assistant Commissioner (NRM); Dr VK Singh, Director (CRIDA), and Scientists from CRIDA, representatives from various Ministries and Departments also participated and provided inputs.


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Weather Updation (Daily/Weekly)

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Progress of rainfall since 01-June-2021 in different meteorological sub-divisions of India (Departure from normal in %)


Upcoming Events

Online training programme entitled “Strategies for climate risk management and resilient farming” from September 20-24, 2021

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


"Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav" - A Talk on "Evolution of Agricultural Extension Policies in India: implications for Future", organized by ICAR-CRIDA on 15th September 2021

Training on battery operated sprayers and Kheti Rakshak in Kotapally mandal, Mancherial district, Telangana State under SC Sub Plan

Kisan Goshti and field visit organized in AICRPDA- NICRA village, Ananthapuramu district, Andhra Pradesh

Kisan Goshti and filed visit organized in AICRPDA- NICRA village, Bengaluru Rural district, Karnataka

High Level Monitoring Committee Meeting of NICRA Project organized

A Talk on "Transforming Food Systems Under Changing Climate: Key Strategies and Actions" organized by ICAR-CRIDA on 23 August, 2021

National Level Campaign on "Food and Nutrition for Farmers"

Organic farming awareness

"Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav" -  National Webinar on Food and Nutritional Security: Challenges and Opportunities in Rainfed areas

One day Training programme organized in SCSP village by AICRPDA centre, Vijayapura, Karnataka village

Independence Day Celebrations


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


Latest Publications

  • Miles W. Ingwers, Clinton J. Steketee, Sushil K. Yadav & Zenglu Li (2021) Relationships among carbon isotope composition, growth, and foliar nitrogen in soybean, Journal of Crop Improvement, DOI: 10.1080/15427528.2021.1910092

  • Kumar, S., Natta, S and Yadav, SK. 2021. Advances in Plant Biochemistry for Food Quality and Nutrition. In: Ch. Srinivasarao et al., (Eds). Agricultural Research, Technology and Policy: Innovations and Advances, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad, Telangana, India, pp79-100.

  • 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  



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