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Dr SK Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (NRM), ICAR reviewed the progress during (2017-20) and future program (2020-25) of ICAR-CRIDA, AICRPDA and AICRPAM on 20.05.2020 and NICRA project on 21.05.2020 through video conferencing

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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.

ICAR-CRIDA New Annexe Building  inaugurated

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Dr.Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR inaugurated the New Annexe Building in ICAR-CRIDA Main Campus, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad on February 7, 2020 in the gracious presence of Dr.S.K. Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (NRM). Dr.G.Ravindra Chary, Director, ICAR-CRIDA, the Directors and Heads of local ICAR Institutes, Former Directors, Project Coordinators and Heads of CRIDA, Scientists and   staff, IMC members of CRIDA, officials from different local organizations attended.   Dr.S.N. Puri, former Vice-Chancellor, Central Agriculture University, Imphal also graced the occasion.




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Upcoming Events

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


ICAR-CRIDA New Annexe Building inaugurated


7th Annual Review Workshop of NICRA inaugurated

Action taken report on the Celebration of Constitution Day on 26th November 2019 at ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad

National Consultation Workshop on Disaster Resilient Agriculture in India and Working Group Meeting on National Agriculture Disaster Management Plan

Interaction Meeting on Farm Mechanization and Signing of Tripartite MoA on Five Row BBF Planter (four in one) developed by ICAR-CRIDA and VNMKV, Parbhani


Latest Publications

  • C A Rama Rao (2020) Family Farmers’ Cooperatives towards Ending Poverty and Hunger in India​. In: Shrestha, R.B., Ali, Y., Bhandari, H., & Islam, A. (eds.). 2020. Family Farmers’ Cooperatives:
    Ending Poverty and Hunger in South Asia. SAARC Agriculture Center, Bangladesh; Asian Farmers’ Association, Philippines; and National Dairy Development Board, India.​ p. 69-88
  • C A Rama Rao, K V Rao, B M K Raju, Josily Samuel, Ravi Dupdal, M Osman and R Nagarjuna Kumar (2019) Levels and determinants of economic viability of rainwater harvesting farm ponds. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 74 (4) 539 - 551. 
  • Rama Rao, C.A., Raju, B.M.K., Islam, A., Subba Rao, A.V.M., Rao, K.V., Ravindra Chary, G., Nagarjuna Kumar, R., Sammi Reddy, K., Bhaskar, S. and Chaudhari, S.K. (2019). Risk and Vulnerability Assessment of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, P. 124​
  • C A Rama Rao, B M K Raju, A V M S Rao, D Yella reddy, Y L Meghana, N Swapna and G Ravindra Chary (2019)  Yield vulnerability of sorghum and pearl millet to climate change in India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 74 (3): 350 - 362 


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