Central Rice Research Institute,Cuttack releases 11 new rice varieties

April 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Following is a PTI report:

Cuttack, Apr 20 (PTI) The Central Rice Research Institute here has come up with at least 11 new high-yielding varieties of rice, five of which are exclusively suitable for cultivation in Orissa.

With this, the institute has released 76 rice varieties for different ecosystems since its inception in 1948.

Of these, at least 44 varieties are suitable for Orissa, CRRI Director T K Adhya said today.

Adhya said the new varieties were recently released by the central and state committees for general cultivation in different parts of the country.

While varieties like CR Dhan-701, CR Dhan-601, CR Boro Dhan-2, CR Dhan-401 and CR Dhan-501 are released by the central committee for cultivation in Bihar, Gujarat, Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, the Orissa sub-committee has released CR Dhan-801, CR Dhan-401, CR Dhan 402, CR Dhan-403 and CR Dhan-901 for cultivation in the state, Adhya said.

Entry filed under: Agriculture, Agriculture and Irrigation, Farming and food security, High-yielding varieties of rice, State Watch-Monitoring the Odisha State.

KKD demand all round development of “Koshalanchal” and change in name of the Western Orissa Development Council (WODC) to Koshal Development Council (KDC) Orissa may seek separate financial aid for the Western Orissa Development Council (WODC)

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