22 June 2022, New Delhi: New variety Pusa Basmati-1885 has been developed by the institute by improving the earlier developed and popular paddy variety Pusa Basmati-1121 and making it disease resistant. Its maturity is 145 days. The length and spread of paddy after maturity is also similar to the previous 1121 variety. The variety is resistant to both bacterial leaf blight and blast.
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