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Rejected list of applications for the post of LDC | LDC Examination stands postponed


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

National Level Brainstorming on Future Climate Change Research in Agriculture to be held at CRIDA during Feb, 2017

XIV - Biennial workshop of All India Coordinated Research Project on Agrometeorology to be held during 5-7 December 2016 at PAU, Ludhiana

NICRA Annual Workshop to be held during 9-10 December, 2016 at NASC, New Delhi

National Consultation Meeting on Future Climate Change Research to be held at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad during January, 2017

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


ICAR-CRIDA celebrates Krishi Shiksha Diwas (Agriculture Education Day) on 3rd December, 2016

"Reshaping Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages for Food and Nutrition Security" at ICAR-CRIDA

LDC Examination stands postponed

ICAR-CRIDA Celebrates Swacchta Pakhwada (2nd & 16th to 31st October, 2016)

Farmers' Day organized on 18th October 2016 at ICAR-CRIDA

Brainstorming meeting on Identification of indicators of resilience to climate change

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

Annual Report 2015-16


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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