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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.

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

Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) [Central Government Offices] established by Dept. of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi meeting will be held on 26th July, 2016 (Tue) at 1500 hrs in the ICAR-CRIDA at Conference Hall-II

ICAR-Short course on "Reshaping Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages for Food and Nutrition Security" at ICAR-CRIDA during November 17-26, 2016

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


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

District Agricultural Contingency Plans for Managing Weather Aberrations and Sustainable Agriculture

Interface meeting on Agriculture Contingency Preparedness in Rajasthan

Quiz Competition for 10th Standard Students by NAAS-Hyderabad Chapter

Contingency Preparedness towards Floods and Mid-season Droughts in Assam and Meghalaya

Annual Report 2015-16

Enhancing the Preparedness for Agricultural Contingences in Gujarat: Kharif 2016

International Day for Yoga celebrated at ICAR-CRIDA

Contingency Preparedness Interface Meeting for Madhya Pradesh

NICRA-Expert Committee Meeting Inaugurated

Orientation and Technical Workshop of New Voluntary Centres of AICRPDA


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