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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.

7th Annual Review Workshop of NICRA inaugurated

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Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) inaugurated the two-day " 7th Annual Review Workshop of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) " organized by the ICAR-Central Research Institute on Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex, New Delhi today.

Dr. Mohapatra urged the farmers to adopt the farming practices in accordance with the changing climatic conditions. He accentuated on capacity building of the farmers that would help to enhance their income. He stressed on encouraging the young scientists for carrying out their researches on climate resilient agriculture. The Director General highlighted about the converting of climate resilient villages into the climate resilient clusters. He also stressed on accelerating the climate change research towards developing the resilient technologies and their up-scaling due to the increased frequency and intensity of weather extremes. He stated that the experiences from the NICRA climate resilient villages lead to the up-scaling of such concept in the states like Maharashtra (PoCRA) where the programme is implemented in 5,000 villages. Dr. Mohapatra also underlined about the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the ICAR and NABARD for the up-scaling of resilient villages. In this venture, the ICAR will be the knowledge partner.


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Upcoming Events

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7th Annual Review Workshop of NICRA inaugurated

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

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Latest Publications

  • 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​
  • C A Rama Rao, B M K Raju, A V M S Rao, D Yella reddy, Y L Meghana, N Swapna and G Ravindra Chary (2019)  Yield vulnerability of sorghum and pearl millet to climate change in India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 74 (3): 350 - 362 
  • Osman M., Mishra P.K. and Vijaya Kumar P. 2019. Drought Management Plan – Assessment and Mitigation (A Case Study of Undivided State of Andhra Pradesh), Published by Directorate of Knowledge Management in Agriculture, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR-DKMA), New Delhi, India, p:158
  • P. Vijaya Kumar, Mohammed Osman & P. K. Mishra (2019). Development and application of a new drought severity index for categorizing drought-prone areas: a case study of undivided Andhra Pradesh state, India. Nat Hazards.  DOI 10.1007/s11069-019-03675-4.

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