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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.

XXX RAC Meeting of ICAR-CRIDA was held in hybrid mode under the Chairmanship of Dr. Gurbachan Singh during April 25-27, 2022 at CRIDA, Hyderabad

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The XXX Research Advisory Committee Meeting (RAC) of ICAR-CRIDA was held during 25-27 April 2022 at ICAR-CRIDA in a hybrid mode under Chairmanship of Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Former Chairman, ASRB. The members Dr. M. A. Shankar, Former Director of Research, Dr. H. K. Senapati, Former Dean and Dr. M. Maheswari, Former in-charge Director, ICAR-CRIDA participated in the RAC meeting in physical mode and the other members Dr. V. Geethalakshmi, Director (Crop Management), Dr. K. Vijaya Raghavan, Ex-Joint Director, IARI & JD Extension, Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (Agron. AF & CC), joined online and contributed to the proceedings.



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Upcoming Events

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


Campaign on Annadata Devo Bhava under Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav - A training-cum-demonstration was organized on  Processing and Value Addition of Millets for Farm Women  

Report on "Kisan Bhagidari, Pratimikta Hamari" held on 26th and 28th April, 2022

XXX RAC Meeting of ICAR-CRIDA was held in hybrid mode under the Chairmanship of Dr. Gurbachan Singh during April 25-27, 2022 at CRIDA, Hyderabad

The valedictory function of ICAR-CRIDA 38th Foundation day was celebrated on 25-04-2022

Annadata Devo Bhava Campaign - Awareness programme on "Balanced Fertilization for Soil Health Maintenance and Productivity Enhancement"

Atmanirbhar Bharat - Harnessing Potential of Oilseeds for Import Substitution - Invited Lecture organized under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav series at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad on 16th April, 2022

CRIDA Foundation day sports meet

Report on Celebration of National campaign on Farm Mechanization during 28th March to 4th April 2022

Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav and Golden Jubilee of AICRPDA : Activities at AICRPDA centres  during March, 2022

NICRA-KVK, Tumakuru (Hirehalli) of Karnataka has bagged with First prize in 3rd National Water Award for 2020

Celebration of World Water Day 2022

International Women’s Day

Annual Report 2020

Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav and Golden Jubilee of AICRPDA : Activities at AICRPDA

World Pulses Day Celebrations at farmer FIRST Village

Distribution of Tarpaulins on 05th February, 2022 in Chindanur and Bhunyar K villages of Chincholi, Taluk, Kalburgi district, Karnataka State under SC Sub Plan

Launch workshop of new KVKs and review of existing KVKs of Technology Demonstration Component of NICRA ICAR-ATARI Jodhpur was held on 31 January, 2022

Signing of MoU between ICAR-CRIDA and PR&RD, Government of Telangana

National Girl Child Day celebrations on 24th January, 2022

Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav and Golden Jubilee of AICRPDA Activities at AICRPDA centres during 24-25 December 2021

Report of Swachhta Pakhwada 2021 


Latest Publications

  • Subba Rao, A.V.M., Sarath Chandran, M.A., Bal, S.K., Pramod, V.P., Sandeep, V.M., Manikandan, N., Raju, B.M.K., Prabhakar, M., Islam, A. Naresh Kumar, S., Singh, V.K. (2022). Evaluating area-specific adaptation strategies for maize under future climates of India. Science of The Total Environment. 836: 155511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155511

  • Bal, S.K., Manikandan, N., Sandeep, V.M., Vijayakumar, P., Lunagaria, M.M., Subba Rao, A.V.M. , Pramod, V.P. and Singh, V.K. (2022). Criteria based decisions for determining agroclimatic onset of the crop growing season. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology317, 108903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2022.108903

  • Venkatesh, G.; Gopinath, K.A.; Reddy, K.S.; Reddy, B.S.; Prabhakar, M.; Srinivasarao, C.; Visha Kumari, V.; Singh, V.K. 2022. Characterization of Biochar Derived from Crop Residues for Soil Amendment, Carbon Sequestration and Energy Use. Sustainability, 14, 2295. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14042295

  • Bal, S.K.; Chandran, M.A.S.; Madhavan, S.V.; Rao, A.V.M.S.; Manikandan, N.; Praveen Kumar, R.; Parameswaran, P.V.; Attri, S.D.; Singh, P.; Mohanty, A.; et al. Water Demand in Maize Is Projected to Decrease under Changing Climate in India. Sustainability 2022, 14, 1419. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14031419

  • Bal, S.K., Sandeep, V.M., Vijaya Kumar, P., Subba Rao, A.V.M., Pramod, V.P., Srinivasa Rao, Ch., Singh, N.P., Manikandan, N. and Bhaskar, S. (2022). Assessing impact of dry spells on the principal rainfed crops in major dryland regions of India. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 313 (2022) 108768. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108768



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