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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.

Dr. S. K. Chaudhari, DDG NRM visits ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad

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Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management), ICAR visited ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture from October 29-31, 2021. During his three days visit to the institute, he inaugurated various facilities, interacted with all staff of CRIDA and reviewed the on-going research work of the institute. On 29th October, 2021, Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari, Deputy Director General, inaugurated the First-aid Room and visited the various research facilities and laboratories at the at the main campus. Later, DDG visit to Hayatnagar Research Farm (HRF) was scheduled.


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Upcoming Events

ICAR-CRIDA & MANAGE, Hyderabad Collaborative online training program on Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Dryland Horticulture (09-11 February 2022)
[Last date for applying online : 30.01.2022]

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


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 

Brief Report on Webcasting of Hon'ble Prime Minister on the occasion of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Fund Release on 01.01.2022

Regional Campaign on Organic Farming

Organization of "Field Day" and distribution of foot sprayers and yellow sticky traps on 17th December, 2021 in Kotapally mandal, Mancherial district, Telangana State under SC Sub Plan

World Soil Day - 5th December 2021 by ICAR-CRIDA

National Agriculture Education Day celebrations on 3rd December, 2021

Dr. S. K. Chaudhari, DDG NRM visits ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad

Vigilance Awareness week 2021 from 26th October to 1st November,2021 with the theme "Independent India @ 75: Self Reliance with Integrity" was organized at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad - The concluding ceremony was held in the afternoon of 1st November, 2021

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


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


Latest Publications

  • 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

  • Samuel, Josily, Chitiprolu A.R. Rao, Bellapukonda M.K. Raju, Anugu A. Reddy, Pushpanjali, Ardha G.K. Reddy, Ramaraju N. Kumar, Mohammed Osman, Vinod K. Singh, and Jasti V.N.S. Prasad. 2022. "Assessing the Impact of Climate Resilient Technologies in Minimizing Drought Impacts on Farm Incomes in Drylands" Sustainability 14, no. 1: 382. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010382

  • Bal, S.K., Dhakar, R., Mishra, A., Vijaya Kumar, P., Sandeep, V.M., Pramod, V.P., Sarath Chandran, M.A., Subba Rao, A.V.M., Gill, K.K. and Prasad, R. (2021). Developing frost prediction models using multivariate statistical techniques for two diverse locations of Northern India. Theoretical And Applied Climatologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-021-03786-8



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