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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.

DG, ICAR Inaugurated Brain Storming Session on Future Climate Change Research in Agriculture

A one day Brain Storming Session was organized on 23-Feb-2017 at NASC, New Delhi.


Dr K Alagusundaram, DDG (NRM & AE), ICAR in his welcome remarks felt the need to continue NICRA project with focused objectives. Dr Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, CRIDA made a brief presentation on the background and purpose of the meeting, with significant outcomes of NICRA project and its potential impact on Adaptation and Mitigation of climate change in agriculture sector.  He provided the road map for future NICRA Program inviting suggestions from the Hon'ble DG and other members. Dr SM Virmani, Chairman, NICRA Expert Committee briefed on the importance of climate change research in Indian Agriculture.



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Upcoming Events

Krishi Unnati Mela scheduled to be held in 15-17 March , 2017. at IARI, New Delhi

International Seminar on Global Climate Change : Implications for Agriculture and Water Sectors, December 14-16, 2017 at Aurangabad (Maharashtra), India

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


Technical Workshop for Collaboration Between Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture (PoCRA), Govt. of Maharashtra and ICAR-CRIDA on Climate Resilient Villages

Review Meeting on Operational Issues of Plant Phenomics Facility

DG inauguration of Brainstorm Session for Future Climate Change Research in Agriculture in India held on 23rd Feb, 2017 at NASC Complex, New Delhi

National Productivity Week Celebrations

XXV Biennial Workshop of  All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture organized

Dr A.K. Singh, DDG (Agriculture Extension) visited KVK-CRIDA

Dr. K. Alagusundaram, DDG (NRM), ICAR visited CRIDA and reviewed NICRA Project

NAAS-Hyderabad Chapter Organized an Invited Lecture by Dr. J. C. Katyal, Former VC, CCS HAU, Hisar

ICAR-CRIDA and ICRISAT  Collaborative Project Discussions held

NICRA Annual Review Workshop Inaugurated by DG, ICAR

Biennial Workshop of AICRP on Agrometeorology (AICRPAM) held at PAU, Ludhiana

LDC Examination stands postponed

Rejected list of applications for the post of LDC

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.


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