Healthy Soils for Healthy Life

Proceedings of the 2nd Monthly Meeting with Pensioners held on 29.12.2018 at ICAR-CRIDA

Provisional results of Technician (T-I) Examination for ICAR Institutes held on 01.07.2018

LDC (DR) Exam - 2016 for ICAR Institutes - Provisional Results

Formal declaration of results of the Technical Assistant (T-3)

Office Orders & Circulars

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.

XXVI Biennial Workshop of AICRP for Dryland Agriculture organized

Meeting PhotoThe XXVI Biennial Workshop of All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture (AICRPDA), ICAR-CRIDA was organized at AICRPDA centre, Bengaluru, University of Agricultural Sciences (UASB), Karnataka during 16-19 January 2019 with the main objective to critically review the progress at centres and finalize technical programme for 2019-20. Shri Ashok Dalwai, IAS, CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India was the chief guest and Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Honble Vice Chancellor, UASB presided over the inaugural. The other dignitaries present on the occasion include Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (Agronomy, Agroforestry & Climate Change), NRM Division, ICAR, Dr. G. Ravindra Chary, Director (Acting), ICAR-CRIDA & Project Coordinator (AICRPDA), Dr. Y.G. Shadakshari, Director of Research, UASB, Dr. M.S. Mataraju, Director of Extension, UASB, Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, Former Vice Chancellor, VNMKV, Dr. K.P.R. Vittal, Former Director, ICAR-NIAM, Dr. P.K. Mishra, Former Director, ICAR-IISWC, Dehradun, Dr. M.J. Chandre Gowda, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-XI, Dr. P.K. Mahapatra, Former Member, RAC, ICAR-CRIDA, Dr. C.R. Mehta, PC, AICRP-FIM, Dr. Prakash Patil, PC, AICRP-Fruits, Dr. T. Yellamanda Reddy, Former Director of Research, ANGRAU, Dr. M.A. Shankar, Former Director of Research, UASB, Dr. B. Rath, Technical Expert (WM), NRAA, scientists from PC Unit, AICRPDA, ICAR-CRIDA, AICRPDA centres (19 Main, 3 Sub and 9 Voluntary centres) and UASB and most importantly, the farmers from  various states.


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Preparedness for Agriculture Contingencies-Kharif, 2016 Summary of Interface Meetings and Way Forward

Enhancing Rabi Production Plan – 2016: Harnessing Benefits of Southwest Monsoon

District Agricultural Contingency Plans for Managing Weather Aberrations and Sustainable Agriculture


Upcoming Events

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


National Science Day organized

World Soil Day celebrated at ICAR-CRIDA

Hearty Congratulations, Dr. G.Ravindra Chary garu taken charge as Acting Director, ICAR-CRIDA on 03rd January 2019

XXVI Biennial Workshop of AICRP for Dryland Agriculture organized

ICAR-sponsored short course on 'Assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in agriculture' concludes at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad

ICAR Short course on "Assessment of Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture" inaugurated at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad


Tribute on the first monthly death anniversary of Bharat Ratna late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji

Sixth NICRA Annual Review Workshop


Provisional results of Technician (T-I) Examination for ICAR Institutes held on 01.07.2018

LDC (DR) Exam - 2016 for ICAR Institutes - Provisional Results

Formal declaration of results of the Technical Assistant (T-3)

Latest Publications

  • 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
  • Pratibha G, Srinivas I., V. Rao K., M.K. Raju B., Arun K. Shanker, Anamika Jha, Uday Kumar M., Srinivasa Rao K., Sammi Reddy K.​ (2019) Identification of environment friendly tillage implement as a strategy for energy efficiency and mitigation of climate change in semiarid rainfed agro ecosystems​. Journal of Cleaner Production 214 (2019) 524- 535
  • Indoria, AK; Sharma, KL; Sammi Reddy, K; Srinivasarao, Ch; Srinivas, K; Balloli, SS; Osman, M; Pratibha, G and Raju, NS (2018). Alternative sources of soil organic amendments for sustaining soil health and crop productivity in India – impacts, potential availability, constraints and future strategies.  Current Science, 115 : 2052-2062. (
  • C A Rama Rao, B M K Raju, J Samuel, R Nagarjuna Kumar, G Satish, Y L Meghana, N Swapna and P Sudhakara Reddy (2018) Mapping natural resources and agricultural performance for targeting interventions and investments in India. Agricultural Economics Research Review 2018, 31 (Conference Number), 65-77. DOI: 10.5958/0974-0279.2018.00023.X

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