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 Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) which is being implemented at large number of Research Institutes of ICAR, State Agricultural Universities and 100 KVKs.

Capacity Development for 100 NICRA-KVK Staff on Climate Resilient Agriculture at ICAR-CRIDA


ICAR-CRIDA organized 8-day capacity development program for KVK Staff in four batches during 19-31 January, 2015 in which 205 participants including Program Coordinators, Subject Mater Specialists and research fellows from 100 NICRA-KVKs in eight Zonal Project Directorates (ZPDs) implementing Technology Demonstration Component (TDC) under the National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project participated.  


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Upcoming Events

" Drought Preparedness and Contingency Implementation " : National Workshop for Stakekholders in April, 2015 at CRIDA

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

Expert Committee Meeting of NICRA at CRIDA, Hyderabad

National Workshop for Technical Program Finalization of new NICRA Strategic Institutes during 24-25 March 2015 being held at CRIDA, Hyderabad


DG, ICRISAT Delivered Lecture at ICAR-CRIDA

Annual Rate Contract for Printing work of Souvenirs, Annual Reports, Bulletins etc.,


Training on Vermicompost

Quotation is invited for Annual Rate Contract of Computers, Computer Peripherals, UPS and Networking

Quotation for Furniture Items

ICAR-CRIDA transfers non-exclusive licenses for farm implement designs to Entrepreneurs of Maharashtra

National Science Day jointly organized by ICAR-CRIDA and NAAS-Hyderabad Chapter at CRIDA on 28th Feb, 2015

A delegation from Bureau of Agriculture, Ethiopia visited KVK, CRIDA, Hyderabad

Awareness Program on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act, 2001

A Capacity building program on "Strengthening the capabilities in Agromet data analysis and modeling" at ICAR-CRIDA

CRIDA Director received "NAAS Recognition Award" for 2013-14 at 12th Agricultural Science Congress, NDRI, Karnal


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