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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 Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) which is being implemented at large number of Research Institutes of ICAR, State Agricultural Universities and 100 KVKs.


Upcoming Event
Brainstorming Workshop on "Evolving a Framework for Climate Resilient Villages (CRVs)" on 29 November, 2014 at CRIDA, Hyderabad


CRIDA has been certified ISO 9001:2008

ICAR Winter School inaugurated

Quotation for "Surface Drip Irrigation System"

Consultation Meeting by CRIDA on Upscaling of Rainfed Technologies

ANGRAU-ICAR teams visit to Hudhud cyclone

Brainstorming Session on “Technical and non-technical constraints"

ICAR-DAC interface meeting


XXIII Meeting of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of CRIDA and IV Common RAC of CRIDA & CAZRI


On 20th morning the RAC visited the Phenomics facility and Open Top Chambers (OTC) at CRIDA main campus. The Dr.M.Maheswari explained the functioning of Phenomics to the RAC. Dr.Ch.Srinivasa Rao Director, CRIDA informed the RAC that the facility would be extended to all partners of NARS.  The meeting of RAC attended by HODs, PCs and Senior scientists of CRIDA, started at 10.00am and continued upto 7.00 pm. Dr.Ch.Srinivasa Rao, Director CRIDA welcomed the Chairman and members of the RAC and briefed them about the achievements made by the institute during last year. Respective HODs of Division of Resource Management, Division of Crop Sciences, Transfer of Technology and Design and Analysis and Programme Coordinator, KVK presented the progress of work by their divisions during previous year. There was brief presentation on three Consortium Research Platforms viz., conservation Agriculture, water and Small Farm Mechanization. RAC members interacted with all the scientist of CRIDA in 7 thematic group meetings. In the concluding session Chairman and members gave their views and suggestion on different R&D programs being undertaken by the Institute. The RAC appreciated the progress made by the institute during last one year and encouraged the scientists to continue the good work. RAC approved long term and short term collaborative projects proposed by CRIDA and CAZRI.

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