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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.

ICAR-CRIDA Celebrated 37th Foundation Day on 12 April, 2021

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ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad celebrated its 37th foundation day. The chief guest of the programme, Dr. S.K Choudhary, DDG, NRM in his foundation day address appreciated the performance of CRIDA on various front. He highlighted that Contingency Plans of CRIDA has been the proud contribution for NRM division and ICAR. He lauded CRIDA team for its work on climate change, soil and water management, conservation agriculture etc. He urged the scientists to upscale the technologies by working with the various state governments. He also stressed on working on ecosystem management including livestock and range management.



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Weather Updation (Daily/Weekly)

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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 Report 2019

Technical Program Finalization Workshop of NICRA Strategic Partner Institutes under Crop Science organized on 19 March, 2021

International Women's Day Celebrated

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

National Science Day, 2021 Organized at ICAR-CRIDA

Valedictory function of training programme on sustainable rice production technology for farmers of Telangana sponsored by ICAR-CRIDA Hyderabad under SCSPnnual Review Workshop of NICRA-Technology

SC-Subplan meeting on Management of Farm Produce and Biofertilizers

Newsletter (July-December 2019)

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


Filling up the vacant posts of T-1 and T-3 at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad ON DEPUTATION BASIS for a period of Two years


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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