Signals of climatic change are already visible. Global climate change is affecting production and productivity of major crops like rice, wheat, maize in India. Climate change is likely to threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of people in India.With a view to enhance the resilience of Indian Agricultural Production System to climatic variability and climate change, ICAR has initiated a massive program, National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA).

With Central Research Institutes for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) as the lead centre, the program synergizes the strategic research efforts of seven key Institutes as major partners and 14 other collaborating Institutes.

Agricultural activities are very sensitive to climate and weather conditions so is the case of rice farming. Being country’s premiere research institute, Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting strategic research for brining on resilience in rice farming in the country. 

This website showcases various activities of IIRR undertaken as a part of NICRA. You will find a cafeteria of information on climate resilient research, genotypes, technologies, possible impacts of climate change, adaptations, GIS applications etc., pertaining to rice farming in the context of climate change