PM Modi releases 35 crop varieties with special traits for the Indian farmers

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29 September 2021, New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi released 35 crop varieties with special traits for the indian farmers today. The announcement was done during the inauguration of new campus of the National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Raipur. He also interacted with farmers across the country, from Ganderbal in Kashmir to Goa and enquired about their crops, method of cultivation, livestock rearing and other good practices.

Addressing the occasion, the Prime Minister said in the last 6-7 years, science and technology are being used on a priority basis to solve the challenges related to agriculture. ”Our focus is very high on more nutritious seeds, adapted to new conditions, especially in changing climates,” said the Prime Minister.

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The Prime Minister said by connecting farmers with technology, we have made it easier for them to get help from banks. Today farmers are getting weather information in a better way. Recently, more than 2 crore farmers have been given Kisan Credit Cards.

Trait specific field crop varieties dedicated to the Nation

Sr. No.CropVarietySpecific trait
1QuinoaHim ShaktiHigh protein content (15.64%) and oil (8.91%)
2BuckwheatHim PhaphraHigh protein (13.1%) with methionine and iron (6.6 mg/100g) content
3Winged beanPBW 11-2High pod yield and protein content
4Faba beanHFB 2High seed yield and protein content (24.13%)
5SoybeanNRC 138Early maturing amenable to mechanical harvesting
6SoybeanKBVS 1 (Karune)First variety of soybean having green pod suitable for consumption
7SoybeanNRC 142First double null variety free from anti-nutritional factor Kunitz trypsin inhibitor (KTI) and lipoxygenase-2 (principal contributor to off-flavour)
8MustardPusaDuble Zero Mustard 31High yielding (26.4 q/ha) variety of mustard with Canola quality (erucic acid <2% and glucosinolates<30ppm)
9MustardRCH 1High yielding (26.7 q/ha) hybrid of mustard with Canola quality (erucic acid <2% and glucosinolates<30ppm)
10PigeonpeaIPH 15-3Early maturing (<150 day) and resistant to wilt and sterility and mosaic disease
11PigeonpeaIPH 09-5Early maturing (<150 day) and resistant to wilt and sterility and mosaic disease
12ChickpeaPusa Chickpea 4005A drought tolerant high yielding varieties of chickpea developed through marker assisted selection
13ChickpeaIPCMB 19-3 (Samriddhi)A Fusarium wilt resistant high protein (22.9%) variety developed through marker assisted selection
14Pearl milletPB 1877Summer pearl millet variety rich in Iron (42 ppm) and zinc (32 ppm)
15Pearl milletHHB 67 Improved 2Pearl millet hybrid rich in Iron (42 ppm) and zinc (32 ppm) and resistance to downy mildew
16SorghumJaicarRaseela-CSV 49SS (SPV 2600)Sweet sorghum suitable for 1G biofuel and silage making
17SorghumCSH 47 (SPG 1798)High biomass variety suitable for 2G biofuel and silage making
18Forage sorghumJaicarUrja-CSV 48 (SPV 2402)High biomass variety suitable for 2G biofuel and silage making
19RicePusa Basmati 1979Herbicide tolerance in the background of PusaBasmati  1121. Suitable for direct seeding also
20RicePusa Basmati 1985Herbicide tolerance in the background of PusaBasmati  1509. Suitable for direct seeding also
21RicePusa Basmati 1886Bacterial blight and blast resistance in the background of Pusa Basmati 6.
22RicePusa Basmati 1847Bacterial blight and blast resistance in the background of Pusa Basmati 1509
23RicePusa Basmati 1885Bacterial blight and blast resistance in the background of Pusa Basmati 1121
24RiceDRR Dhan 58Resistant to bacterial blight (Xa21, xa13, xa5) and seedling stage salinity tolerance (Saltol QTL) in the background of Samba Masuri
25RiceDRR Dhan 59Resistant to bacterial blight (Xa33) in the background of Akshyadhan
26RiceDRR Dhan 60Resistant to bacterial blight (Xa21, xa13, xa5) and low soil phosphorus tolerance (Pup1) in the background of Samba Masuari
27MaizePusa 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
28MaizePusaBiofortified 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
29MaizePusa 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
30WheatDBW 332High yielding wheat variety with 78.3 q/ha grain yield with high protein content (12.2%) and zinc (40.6 ppm)
31WheatDBW 327High yielding wheat variety with high Zinc content (44.4 ppm) in its grains
32WheatHI 1636High yielding biofortified variety with high zinc content (44.4 ppm) and excellent chapati quality (8.24/10)
33WheatHUW 838High yielding wheat variety with high Zinc content (41.8 ppm) in its grains
34WheatMP (JW) 1358High yielding wheat variety rich in protein (12.1%) and iron (40.6 ppm)
35WheatHI 8123High 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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