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Complete Details of 35 Crop Varieties Released by PM Modi

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
Rice Field

PM Modi released 35 varieties of different crops on 28th September, 2021, developed at the Indian Council of Agriculture Research, State & Central Agricultural Universities  and Krishi Vigyan Kendras. These varieties are aimed to create mass awareness for the adoption of climate-resilient technologies.  

These crop varieties with special traits have been developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to address the twin challenge of climate change & Malnutrition. The Trait specific details of all the crop varieties released on 28th September are given below:   

Sr. No. 

Crop 

Variety 

Specific trait 

Quinoa 

Him Shakti 

High protein content (15.64%) and oil (8.91%) 

Buckwheat  

Him Phaphra 

High protein (13.1%) with methionine and iron (6.6 mg/100g) content 

Winged bean 

PBW 11-2 

High pod yield and protein content 

Faba bean 

HFB 2 

High seed yield and protein content (24.13%) 

Soybean 

NRC 138  

Early maturing amenable to mechanical harvesting 

Soybean 

KBVS 1 (Karune) 

First variety of soybean having green pod suitable for consumption 

Soybean 

NRC 142  

First double null variety free from anti-nutritional factor Kunitz trypsin inhibitor (KTI) and lipoxygenase-2 (principal contributor to off-flavour)  

Mustard 

Pusa Duble Zero Mustard 33 

High yielding (26.4 q/ha) variety of mustard with Canola quality (erucic acid <2% and glucosinolates<30ppm)  

Mustard 

RCH 1 

High yielding (26.7 q/ha) hybrid of mustard with Canola quality (erucic acid <2% and glucosinolates<30ppm)  

10 

Pigeonpea 

IPH 15-3 

Early maturing (<150 day) and resistant to wilt and sterility and mosaic disease 

11 

Pigeonpea 

IPH 09-5 

Early maturing (<150 day) and resistant to wilt and sterility and mosaic disease 

12 

Chickpea 

Pusa Chickpea 4005 

A drought tolerant high yielding varieties of chickpea developed through marker assisted selection 

13 

Chickpea 

IPCMB 19-3 (Samriddhi) 

A Fusarium wilt resistant high protein (22.9%) varieties developed through marker assisted selection 

14 

Pearl millet 

PB 1877 

Summer pearl millet variety rich in Iron (42 ppm) and zinc (32 ppm) 

15 

Pearl millet 

HHB 67 Improved 2 

Pearl millet hybrid rich in Iron (42 ppm) and zinc (32 ppm) and resistance to downy mildew 

16 

Sorghum 

Jaicar Raseela-CSV 49SS (SPV 2600) 

Sweet sorghum suitable for 1G biofuel and silage making 

17 

Sorghum 

CSH 47 (SPG 1798) 

High biomass variety suitable for 2G biofuel and silage making 

18 

Forage sorghum 

JaicarUrja-CSV 48 (SPV 2402) 

High biomass variety suitable for 2G biofuel and silage making 

19 

Rice 

Pusa Basmati 1979 

Herbicide tolerance in the background of Pusa Basmati  1121. Suitable for direct seeding also  

20 

Rice 

Pusa Basmati 1985 

Herbicide tolerance in the background of PusaBasmati  1509. Suitable for direct seeding also  

21 

Rice 

Pusa Basmati 1886 

Bacterial blight and blast resistance in the background of Pusa Basmati 6. 

22 

Rice 

Pusa Basmati 1847 

Bacterial blight and blast resistance in the background of Pusa Basmati 1509 

23 

Rice 

Pusa Basmati 1885 

Bacterial blight and blast resistance in the background of Pusa Basmati 1121 

24 

Rice 

DRR Dhan 58 

Resistant to bacterial blight (Xa21, xa13, xa5) and seedling stage salinity tolerance (Saltol QTL) in the background of Samba Masuri 

25 

Rice 

DRR Dhan 59 

Resistant to bacterial blight (Xa33) in the background of Akshyadhan 

26 

Rice 

DRR Dhan 60 

Resistant to bacterial blight (Xa21, xa13, xa5) and low soil phosphorus tolerance (Pup1) in the background of Samba Masuari 

27 

Maize 

Pusa HQPM-1 Improved (APQH-1) 

High 7.02 μg/g of provitamin, lysine (4.59%) and tryptophan (0.85%); widely adapted hybrid suitable for all zones 

28 

Maize 

Pusa Biofortified Maize Hybrid-1 (APH-1) 

Rich in provitamin-A (6.6 μg/g), lysine (3.37%) and tryptophan (0.72%); hybrid suitable for northern hill and north eastern plain zone 

29 

Maize 

Pusa HM4 Male Sterile Baby Corn (Shishu) (ABSH4-1) 

First male sterile baby corn hybrid of the country 

Saves Rs. 8,000-10,000/- per ha as no manual detasseling is required 

30 

Wheat 

DBW 332  

High yielding wheat variety with 78.3 q/ha grain yield with high protein content (12.2%) and zinc (40.6 ppm) 

31 

Wheat 

DBW 327 

High yielding wheat variety with high Zinc content (44.4 ppm) in its grains 

32 

Wheat 

HI 1636 

High yielding biofortified variety with high zinc content (44.4 ppm) and excellent chapati quality (8.24/10) 

33 

Wheat 

HUW 838 

High yielding wheat variety with high Zinc content (41.8 ppm) in its grains 

34 

Wheat 

MP (JW) 1358 

High yielding wheat variety rich in protein (12.1%) and iron (40.6 ppm) 

35 

Wheat 

HI 8823 

High yielding durum wheat variety with high zinc content (40.1 ppm) and protein content (12.1%) with good pasta acceptability (5.9) 

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