ICAR - Central Arid Zone Research Institute

An ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute

Major Programme

  • Integrated land use and farming systems research.
  • Limited use of irrigation water through sprinkler and drip irrigation to increase water use efficiency.
  • Animal studies, feed and water requirement and to study the carrying capacity of improved pastures and silvi-pasture systems.


  • Agroforestry, Agronomy, Environmental Science, Horticulture, Pedology, Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Soil Science

Current Activities

  • Production potential of established Agri-silvi-horti system under different management practices with micro irrigation system in arid western Rajasthan
  • Development of suitable deficit –irrigation schedule to improve crop water productivity in Bikaner region
  • Physiological-biochemical and yield responses of clusterbean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L. Taub) to salicylic acid and its derivatives under water deficit condition
  • Carbon sequestration potentials of agroforestry systems in hyper arid partially irrigated zone
  • Improving Crop and Water Productivity in Indira Gandhi Canal Command Area (ICARE-ICARDA Collaborative Project #8)
  • Improving land and water productivity in arid region for sustainable livelihood under CRP 1.1 of ICARDA

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