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Call for Technical and Financial Bids for NICRA Project Third party Evaluation - Revised

Rejected list of applications for the post of LDC


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.

NICRA-Expert Committee Meeting Inaugurated

Three day NICRA expert committee meeting was inaugurated by Dr. T. Mahapatra, Secretary (DARE) and DG (ICAR) on 14-6-2016 at NASC complex, New Delhi. Meeting was attended by Dr. SM. Virmani, Chairman, Expert Committee meeting, Members of the committee, Dr. K. Alugusundaram, DDG (NRM and Engineering), DDG (Horticulture), DDG (Fisheries), ADGs, PI's of 27 projects short listed for funding under NICRA sponsored and competitive  grants component. Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-CRIDA has made presentation on overview of NICRA and its progress since inception. He presented on various outputs and outcomes of the projects, and technologies channeling to other national programs like NMSA, PMKSY, Water Mission, Himalayan Mission, State dryland missions, Green climate fund, INDCs, UNFCCC-SBSTA meetings. He highlighted the contingency plan interphase with State Governments establishment of 151 climate resilient model villages and to expand horizontally through various national and station programme.


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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

District Agricultural Contingency Plans for Managing Weather Aberrations and Sustainable Agriculture


Upcoming Events

Brainstorming meeting on 'Identification of indicators of resilience to climate change' at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad on 26 October, 2016

National Consultation Meeting on Future Climate Change Research to be held at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad during October, 2016

ICAR-Short course on "Reshaping Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages for Food and Nutrition Security" at ICAR-CRIDA during November 17-26, 2016 [Last date extended upto 19-10-2016]

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


Rejected list of applications for the post of LDC

Brainstorming Workshop on Farm Machinery Custom Hiring Centre's Organized


Swacchta Pakhwada inaugurated at CRIDA Campus on 2nd October, 2016

Call for Technical and Financial Bids for NICRA Project Third party Evaluation - Revised

CRIDA Celebrated Hindi Day

High Level Monitoring Committee Meeting of NICRA Organized

Financial Review Meeting of NICRA Partner Institutes

High Level Monitoring Committee Meeting of NICRA Organized

Disclosure of the Answer Keys of objective type question of Combined Technical Assistat (T-3) Exam - 2016 held on 17th July, 2016


Agrometeorological Data Collection, Analysis and Management training inaugurated at ICAR-CRIDA

Annual Report 2015-16

International Day for Yoga celebrated at ICAR-CRIDA


Latest Publications

  • G. Pratibha, I. Srinivas, K.V. Rao, Arun K. Shanker, B.M.K. Raju, Deepak K. Choudhary, K. Srinivas Rao, Ch. Srinivasarao, M. Maheswari  Net global warming potential and greenhouse gas intensity of conventional and conservation agriculture system in rainfed semi arid tropics of India.  Atmospheric Environment 145 (2016) 239  - 250.

  • Gopala Krishna Mekala, Vijaya Naresh Juturu, Garladinne Mallikarjuna, P.B. Kirti, S.K.Yadav (2016). Optimization of Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of shoot tip explants of green gram (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek), Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, DOI: 10.1007/s11240-016-1085-3. Full manuscript can be accessed from the following link:



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