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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. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary DARE and Director General, ICAR visits ICAR-CRIDA

The Secretary DARE and Director General, ICAR, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra visited ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture on 25th March, 2016 to review the research programs and visit the facilities at the Institute.  He visited phenomics facility established under NICRA project and team explained the utility of the facility in strategic research programs to develop climate resilient genotypes against various abiotic and biotic stresses.  He also visited Dryland Gallery which showcases the salient scientific achievements of the Institute.


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Advisory for Southern Coastal Districts of Andhra Pradesh to Enhance Cropped Area in Rabi Season 2015-16 with Pre-Rabi  Heavy Rains

Compensatory Rabi Production Plan-2015


Upcoming Events

Fourth AICRPDA-NICRA Workshop will be held at AICRPDA centre, Kovilpatti, TNAU, during 3-6 May 2016

Interface meeting of NICRA-Water Mission on 6th May, 2016

Contingency preparedness meeting for Andhra Pradesh on 7th May, 2016 at Karnool, AP

NICRA-TDC workshop for finalization of technical program at Guwahati, Assam during 6-7 May, 2016

Enhanced preparedness for contingency implementation for Karnataka on 10th May, 2016, GKVK, Bangalore

Technical program workshop of TDC-NICRA on 11th May, 2016 at ATARI, Zone VIII, Bangalore

Preparedness for enhanced contingency for Maharashtra on 13th May, 2016 at Pune

Contingency Preparedness Interface meeting for Telangana on 17th May, 2016 at CRIDA, Hyderabad

National workshop on resilient indicators under NICRA in April, 2016

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


Annual Review Meeting of AICRPAM-NICRA held at ICAR-CRIDA

BSS on Agrometeorogical Research, Education and Extension at ICAR-CRIDA

ICAR - CRIDA Foundation Day Celebrated

Dr. TrilochanMohapatra, Secretary DARE and Director General, ICAR visits ICAR-CRIDA

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-CRIDA was nominated as Executive Board Member of International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC), Cairo, Egypt


ICAR-CRIDA stall at Krishi Unnati Mela, IARI Campus, New Delhi

National Symposium on Organic Farming for Farmers' Prosperity

ICAR-CRIDA stall at IIPR at the launch of  International Year of Pulses

Contingency Advisory for Winter Crops against Unseasonal Rainfall


Latest Publications

  • G. Ravindra Chary, K.A. Gopinath, B. Narsimlu and Ch. Srinivasa Rao AICRPDA-TSP Report- 2012-15: All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture, ICAR- Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. p. 55.


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