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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)

National Agromet Advisory Service Bulletin based on Extended Range Weather Forecast (ERFS) - 22 October 2021

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


Observance of Vigilance Awareness week 2021 from 26th October to 1st November,2021 with the theme "Independent India @ 75: Self Reliance with Integrity" at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad

Field Day organised on 18th October 2021 at Bhogalingadahalli village, Chincholi Taluaka, Kalaburgi District, Karnataka under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan

Press note: New Farm Laws seminar

World food day celebrations on 16.10.2021 as a part of Azad Ka Amrut Mahotsav

Mahila Kisan Diwas

Brief report of training on Swachatha campaign on 7-10-2021

Brief report of training on Special Swachatha Day on 6th October, 2021

Farmers Scientists Interface on Climate Resilient Varieties, Technologies and Practices

Organic Farming Awareness Campaign

One day workshop on "Farm mechanization and Improved Agricultural Implements" organized by AICRPDA Center, Bengaluru  

One day Training organized by AICRPDA centre, Kovilpatti   

Brief report on Azadi Ka Amruth Mahosav and Horticulture block plantation


Interview through video conferencing for the post of Research Associate and Senior Research Fellow at ICAR-CRIDA under National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)

Interview through video conferencing for the post of SRF and YP-I at ICAR-CRIDA under different Projects

Interview through video conferencing for the post of Senior Research Fellow at ICAR-CRIDA under Farmers First Project

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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