Agromet Databank has been created at the Central Research
Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad with the financial assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of
India and support of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture.
Objectives of the project are to collect, compile and computerize the weather and crop data generated at the various ICAR and State Agricultural Universities
in India and to make available the basic and derived agromet parameters and crop information to the users through the Agromet Databank Website, ARIS network of the ICAR and E-mail.
The database contains Eight Basic weather parameters viz. Maximum and Minimum temperature, Rainfall, Wind speed, Relative humidity (morning and evening),
Sunshine hours & Evaporation and Seven Derived weather parameters viz. Potential evapotranspiration, Actual evapotranspiration,
Estimated soil moisture, Soil moisture index, Water deficit, Water surplus, Index of moisture adequacy on daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal basis for various locations in India.