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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.

Sixth NICRA Annual Review Worshop

Meeting PhotoA two day Annual Review workshop of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) was inaugurated by Dr T. Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and DG, ICAR at NASC, New Delhi on 7th August, 2018.  

Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Special Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR),  Shri B Pradhan, FA & Additional Secretary (DARE&ICAR), Dr. K Alagusundaram, DDG (Agril. Engg. & NRM I/c), Dr AK Singh, DDG (Agril. Extn.), Dr Anand Kumar Singh, DDG (Hort. Science & Crop Sciences I/c), Dr. Joykrushna Jena , DDG (Fisheries), Dr. S Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC), Dr. SK Chaudhari, ADG (SWM), Dr. K Sammi Reddy, Director (Act), ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad  and NICRA Expert Committee Members viz., Dr. B Venkateswarlu, Ex-VC, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Krishinagar, Parbhani; Dr. V Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor, PJTSAU, Hyderabad; Dr. CL Acharya, Ex-Director, IISS (ICAR), Bhopal; Dr. KK Singh, ADG (Farm Engg.), ICAR; Dr. YS Ramakrishna, Ex-Director, CRIDA, Hyderabad; Dr. HE Shashidhar, Retired Professor of Genetics,  UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru; Dr. RC Upadhyay, Principal Scientist (Retd.,) NDRI, Karnal; Dr AG Ponniah, Ex-Director, CIBA (ICAR), Chennai; Prof. UC Mohanty, Professor, IIT, Bhubaneswar; Dr NK Krishna Kumar, Coordinator, Biodiversity International, New Delhi; Dr. Praduman Kumar, Ex-Head, Economics, IARI, New Delhi, Dr. N. Sudhakar, Ex-Director, ATARI and Dr. H. Senapati, Former Dean, OUAT, Bhubaneshwar, Chairmen of Zonal monitoring teams and Directors of NICRA partner institutes participated in the review workshop.  Dr. K. Sammi Reddy, Director (Acting), ICAR-CRIDA presented the highlights of achievements of NICRA Project during the last two years (2016-17 to 2017-18).


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Hon'ble Vice President of India visited ICAR-CRIDA on 3rd July, 2018

Meeting PhotoThe Hon'ble Vice President of India Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu visited ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad on 3rd July 2018. He was the Chief Guest for the "Consultative Meeting on Doubling of Farmers' Income in Telangana State and Adjoining Areas". Md. Mahmood Ali, Deputy CM, Telangana State was the Guest of Honour. Deputy Director General (NRM) Dr. K. Alagusundaram, ICAR, New Delhi; Shri. C. Parthasarathi, APC & Principal Secretary (Agriculture), Telangana State; Dr. K. Sammi Reddy, Director, CRIDA; Directors and scientists of other ICAR institutes, senior officials of PJTSAU, senior State Government Officials, NGOs, Industrialists, Bankers and progressive farmers participated in the meeting.



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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

DOE sponsored Model Training Course on “Extension strategies for Participatory Natural Resource Management in Rainfed Agriculture” from September 24- October 1, 2018

XIV Agricultural Science Congress organized by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhl & ICAR-Indan Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi from February 20-23, 2019

ICAR sponsored 10-days short course on 'Assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in agriculture' organized by ICAR-CRIDA from 28th November, 2018 to 7th December, 2018 at ICAR-CRIDA, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad

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

Interface meeting on agricultural contingencies for Andhra Pradesh held on 03.08.2018

Annual Report 2017-18

Hon'ble Vice President of India visited ICAR-CRIDA on 3rd July, 2018

Report of the Fourth International Day of Yoga organized at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad on 21st June 2018


Walk-in-Interview for SRF, JRF and Young Professionals from 22nd and 23rd October, 2018 at 0930 hrs at CRIDA

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

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


Latest Publications

  • Venkatesh G, Gopinath KA, Sammi Reddy K, Sanjeeva Reddy B, Prasad JVNS, Rajeshwar Rao, G, Pratibha G, Srinivasarao Ch, Ravindra Chary G, Prabhakar M, Visha Kumari V, Shankar AK and Venkateswarlu B. 2018. Biochar Production and its Use in Rainfed Agriculutre: Experiences from CRIDA. CRIDA-NICRA Research Bulletin 02/2018, ICAR - Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, India. 50p.


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