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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.

Interaction Meeting on Farm Mechanization and Signing of Tripartite MoA on Five Row BBF Planter (four in one) developed by ICAR-CRIDA and VNMKV, Parbhani

Meeting Photo

ICAR - CRIDA organized an Interaction Meeting on Farm Mechanization on 23rd October 2019.  Dr. Ashok S. Dhawan, Honourable, Vice-Chancellor, VNMKV, Parbhani was the Chief Guest and Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, former Vice-Chancellor, VNMKV, Parbhani was Guest of Honour.  Dr. D. P. Waskar, Director of Research and other scientists from VNMKV were also present.  On this occasion, a Tripartite Memorandum of Agreement was signed among ICAR - CRIDA, VNMKV and Rohit Krishi Industries, Pune for transfer of technology on Five Row Broad Bed Furrow Planter cum Sprayer with Seed Covering Device (Tractor Drawn).


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Upcoming Events

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


Interaction Meeting on Farm Mechanization and Signing of Tripartite MoA on Five Row BBF Planter (four in one) developed by ICAR-CRIDA and VNMKV, Parbhani

KISAN MELA - 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Jal Sakthi Abhiyaan on 02.10.2019

Annual Report 2018-19

Model Training Course on "Rain-fed horticulture and alternate land use systems for livelihood security" inaugurated at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad

Shri. Kuvarjibhai Bavaliya, Minister of Water supply, Animal husbandry and Rural housing, Government of Gujarat visits AICRPDA Centre, Rajkot

CRIDA - KVK organized Jal Shakti Abhiyan - Mega  Kisan Mela


Second Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on ‘Vulnerability and Risk of Agriculture to Climate Change and Variability – A District Level Assessment’ organized

Newspaper clip on 31-07-2019

State Level Interface Meeting for Enhancing the Preparedness for Agricultural Contingencies for Kharif 2019 in Maharashtra


Latest Publications

  • 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.  
  • Rao G.R., Sarkar B, Raju BMK, Sathi Reddy P, Subba Rao AVM and Jessie Rebecca 2019. Genotype × year interaction of pod and seed mass and stability of Pongamia pinnata families in a semi-arid region. J. For. Res.
  • Gurumurthy S, Sarkar B, Vanaja M, Lakshmi J, Yadav SK, Maheswari M (2019) Morpho-physiological and biochemical changes in black gram (Vigna mungo L. Hepper) genotypes under drought stress at flowering stage. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 41-54

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