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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
31-July-2015 14:34 IST
Development of Flood and Drought Resistant Seeds

 

The National Agricultural Research System (NARS) comprising Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and State Agricultural Universities has developed flood/drought tolerant crop varieties for different regions of the country. The details are given below.

Important flood and drought tolerant varieties/hybrids of different crops

Crop

Varieties/hybrids

              Deep water/submergence/ water logging tolerance

Rice

Swarna Sub-1, Sambha Mahsuri Sub-1, Varshadhan, Gayatri, Sarla, Pooja, Prateeksha, Durga, JalaMani, CR Dhan 505, CR Dhan 502, Jalnidhi, Neerja, Jaladhi 1, Jaladhi 2, Hemavathi

Maize

HM-5, Seed Tech-2324, HM-10, PMH-2

Sugarcane

Co 98014 (Karan-1), Co 0239, Co 0118, Co 0238, Co 0233,  Co 05009

Jute

JRO 7835, JRO 878,  JRC 321, JRC 7447, JRC 532, JRC-517, Bidhan Pat-1

Drought tolerance

Rice

Sahabhagi Dhan, Vandana, Anjali, Satyabhama, DRR Dhan 42 (IR64 Drt 1), DRR Dhan 43, Birsa Vikas Dhan 203, Birsa Vikas Dhan 111, Rajendra Bhagwati, Jaldi Dhan 6

Wheat

PBW 527, HI 1531, HI 8627, HD 2888,  HPW 349, PBW 644, WH 1080, HD 3043, PBW 396,  K 9465, K 8962, MP 3288, HD 4672, NIAW 1415, HD 2987

Maize

Pusa Hybrid Makka 1, HM 4, Pusa Hybrid Makka 5, DHM 121,  Buland,

Sorghum

CSH 19 R, CSV 18, CSH 15R

Pearl Millet

HHB 67 improved, GHB 757, GHB 719, Dhanshakti, HHB 234, Mandor Bajra Composite 2, HHB-226, RHB-177, Pusa Composite 443, 

Barley

RD 2660, K603

Chickpea

Vijay, Vikas, RSG 14, RSG 888, ICCV 10, Pusa 362, Vijay

Groundnut

Ajaya, Girnar 1, TAG-24, Kadiri 6, ICGV 91114

Soybean

NRC 7, JS 95-60

Sugarcane

Co 98014 (Karan-1), Co 0239, Co 0118, Co 0238, Co 06927, Co 0403, Co 86032

Cotton

HD 324, CICR-1, Raj DH 7, Jawahar Tapti, Pratap Kapi,  Suraj, Surabhi, Veena, AK 235,

Jute

JBO 1 (Sudhangsu), JRO 204, JRO 524, JRC 80

 

The seeds of flood/drought tolerant varieties of different crops are made available to the farmers in the area/state/region of recommendation. Besides, under technology demonstration component of National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture some of these varieties are also demonstrated to farmers in various flood/drought prone regions of the country.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in Rajya Sabha today. 

 

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