National Innovations
in Climate Resilient Agriculture

Climate Resilience


  • To enhance the resilience of Indian agriculture covering crops, livestock and fisheries to climatic variability and climate change through development and application of improved production and risk management technologies
  • To demonstrate site specific technology packages on farmers fields for adapting to current climate risk.
  • To enhance the capacity of scientists and other stakeholders in climate resilient agricultural research and its application.


National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) is a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary network project launched by ICAR in 2011. The project aims to enhance resilience of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate variability through strategic research and technology demonstrations. Technology Demonstration Component is the lifeline of NICRA and was implemented through Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs). In Telangana, NICRA project were allotted only 2 KVKs i.e., Nalgonda (Gaddipally) & Khammam (Wyra) from 2011-12 to 2020-21.

Technological Interventions

The emphasis of TDC-NICRA was shifted to spread of promising resilient technologies to nearby villages though formation of NICRA village clusters, saturation of the adopted villages with atleast one NRM, crop production and livestock technology, enhancing access to water, recycling of biomass and improving productivity of resources. This was supposed to be achieved through forging greater convergence with other government agencies operating in the district towards similar goal.

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Releasing fish fingerlings in check dam
Insitu incorporation of green manure crop
Distributing poultry chicks at NICRA villages
Direct sowing of paddy with drum seeder
Animal health camp at Nandyala Gudem