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Common examination scheduled on 28/10/2017 shall now be held on 24/02/2018 (Saturday) for filling up positions of LDC in the ICAR Institutes

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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.

Shri Chhabilendra Roul,  Additional Secretary, DARE & Secretary, ICAR visited  ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad

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Shri. Chhabilendra Roul,  Addl. Secretary, DARE & Secretary, ICAR has  visited to ICAR-CRIDA on 16th January, 2018.  Dr.K.Sammi Reddy, Director (Acting), ICAR-CRIDA welcomed Shri Roul and apprised him the activities and achievements of ICAR-CRIDA.  Shri Roul has addressed scientists and staff of ICAR-CRIDA and appreciated ICAR-CRIDA technologies, NICRA facilities and emphasized the need to create more impact of ICAR-CRIDA rainfed technologies and custom hiring centres on farmers' fields particularly in small and marginal famers' holdings in rainfed areas of the country.   He visited CRIDA facilities such as Plant Phenomics, OTC and Dryland Gallery.




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Upcoming Events

ICAR-CRIDA is organizing International training on "Strategies for Enhancement of Farmers Income in Dryland Agriculture" under the program Feed the Future - India Triangular Training (FTF-ITT) during 16-30 Jan, 2018

The XVI Working Group Meeting of AICRPDA will be held at AICRPDA-Centre Jagdalpur, during 1-5 February 2018

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


Shri Chhabilendra Roul,  Additional Secretary, DARE & Secretary, ICAR visited  ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad

World Soil Day celebrations by ICAR-CRIDA

National Agriculture Education Day celebrations on 3rd December, 2017


Inaugurated ICAR Short course on "Tools on Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Rainfed Technologies and Development Programmes" at ICAR-CRIDA

Expert Committee Review of Research Projects under NICRA

Dr.K.Alagusundaram, Deputy Director General (NRM) visits  ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad

Annual Review and Action Plan Workshop of NICRA-TDC of Karnataka and Kerala States held at ICAR-ATARI Bengaluru

Annual Report 2016-17

NICRA Zonal Review and Progress workshop for KVKs of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu held at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad on July 13, 2017

Annual Review and Action Plan Workshop of NICRA-TDC of Odisha State held at ICAR-ATARI Kolkata

Annual Action Plan and Review Workshop of NICRA-KVKs of ATARI Zone VI (Guwahati) and Zone VII (Barapani) held at Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati


Latest Publications

  • Srinivasa Rao.M., O. Shaila, B. Abdul Khadar., D. Manimanjari. S. Vennila., M. Vanaja., and Ch. Srinivasa Rao 2016. Impact of elevated CO2 and temperature on aphids – A review. The Bioscan 11(4): 2061-2068.
  • Srinivasa Rao Mathukumalli, Shaila Ongolu, Vennila Sengottaiyan and Rama Rao Anantha Chitiprolu 2017 Impact of eCO2 and Temperature on Aphis craccivora koch. on Groundnut and Future Pest Status During Climate Change Scenarios ,Journal of  Plant Physiol & Pathol, Sci Technol 2017, 5:4,DOI: 10.4172/2329-955X.1000171
  • Indoria AK,  Srinivasa Rao Ch, Sharma KL and  Sammi Reddy K (2017). Conservation agriculture – a panacea to improve soil physical health. Current Science, 112 (1) : 52-61, doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i01/52-61. 

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