Healthy Soils for Healthy Life

Call for Proposals under Competitive Grants


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.

Rabi Action Plan by ICAR-ATARI (Zone V) and CRIDA Organized

An interaction meeting of KVKs (Zone V) for discussing the crop planning in Rabi 2015-16 by the KVKs of Zone V was organized on 26th September 2015 was jointly organized by ATARI and CRIDA at Hyderabad. The directors of extension education of SAUs and Horticulture University or their representatives from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra, representatives of directors of ICAR research institutions based at Hyderabad such as IIRR, IIMR, and NAARM AND Programme Coordinators and Scientists of 70 KVKs of zone V participated in the meeting.


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Agricultural Contingency Measures for Delayed Sowings and Mid-Season Monsoon Droughts


Upcoming Events

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


Rabi Action Plan by ICAR-ATARI (Zone V) and CRIDA Organized

Invitation for Expression of Interest

Capacity Building on Soil health Improvement Technologies and Up-scaling Strategies

Call for Proposals under Competitive Grants

SERB Training on Agro-Meteorological Techniques Concluded at CRIDA

AICRPDA-NICRA Third Annual Review Workshop was held at AICRPDA centre, Ananatapuramu, Andhra Pradesh

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Drives the Use of Space Technology for Crop Loss Assessment during Extreme Weather Events

Training cum Awareness on Integrated Farming System

Training on Soil Test Based Fertilizer Recommendations and Soil Health Management

African Team Visists CRIDA

News letter

Capacity Building on 'Agromet data analysis, crop simulation and modeling' by AICRPAM-CRIDA

CRIDA Annual Report 2014-15


Latest Publications

  • Ch. Srinivasa Rao, M. Maheswari, M. Srinivasa Rao, K.L. Sharma, M. Vanaja, V.U.M. Rao, D.B.V. Ramana, C.A. Rama Rao, P. Vijay Kumar, Y.G.Prasad,J.V.N.S. Prasad and A.K.Sikka  NICRA Research Highlights 2014-15

  • Rejani, R., Rao, K.V., Osman, M., Chary, G.R., Pushpanjali, Sammi Reddy, K. and Ch.Srinivasarao. 2015. Spatial and temporal estimation of runoff in a semi-arid micro-watershed of Southern India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer), 187(8): 1-16.DOI 10.1007/s10661-015-4772-3.


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