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Pusa Basmati 1637
Description

Pusa Basmati 1637 (IET 24570) is a MAS derived near isogenic line of Pusa Basmati 1 possessing Pi9 gene for blast resistance Released for commercial cultivation in the Basmati growing regions of the Western Uttar Pradesh, National Capital Region of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Punjab

Salient Feature

Average yield 4.2 t/ ha in 130 days
Resistant to leaf blast with an SI of 2.7 (2014) and 2.9 (2015) as compared with its Pusa Basmati 1 which is highly susceptible reaction with SI of 6.1 (2014) and 6.5 (2015). Possesses long slender grains (7.3 mm) with very occasional grain chalkiness, very good kernel length after cooking (13.8 mm) and strong aroma.

Improved Pusa Basmati 1
Description

Developed through molecular breeding in collaboration with National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi, this variety was released in 2007 by CVRC for Basmati growing areas Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Western UP, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir

Salient Feature

First product of molecular breeding in rice in India. Improved Pusa Basmati 1 is an improved version of Pusa Basmati 1 with resistance to bacterial leaf blight.

Pusa Basmati 1121
Description

“Pusa Basmati 1121 was released by the Delhi State as Pusa 1121 (Pusa Sugandh 4) in 2003 and subsequently notified as Pusa Basmati 1121 in the year 2008. This variety is recomended for the Basmati growing areas Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Western UP, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir”

Salient Feature

This variety possess unique Basmati quality characters namely, extra-long slender, highly aromatic grains. It has longest kernel length after cooking with an exceptionally high cooked kernel elongation ration. It has seed to seed maturity of 145 days with an average yield of 4.5 t/ha.

Pusa Basmati 1509
Description

Pusa Basmati 1509 was relased in 2013 by CVRC for the Basmati growing areas Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Western UP, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir

Salient Feature

This variety overcomes all major weaknesses of Pusa Basmati 1121. It matures in 115 days with an average yield of 5 tons/ ha and possesses non-lodging and non-shattering habit. On account of being early it saves 6 irrigations.

Pusa Basmati 401
Description

Pusa Basmati 6 (Pusa 1401) was relased in 2008 by CVRC for the Basmati growing areas Punjab, Haryana, Western UP and Uttarakhand

Salient Feature

Pusa Basmati 6 (Pusa 1401) is an improvement over Pusa 1121 in its yielding ability, agronomy and cooking quality. It is characterized by semi-dwarf plant type, tolerant to lodging, chalky grains less than 4%, its grain on cooking has uniform shape and strong aroma. It matures in 140-145 days with an average yield of 5 tons/ ha

Pusa Sugandh 5
Description

Variety was released in 2004 by CVRC for the Basmati growing areas Punjab, Haryana, Western UP, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir

Salient Feature

A semi-dwarf high yielding aromatic rice variety suitable for multiple cropping system in northern India. It has extra long grains and excellent cooking quality. It possesses tolerance to shattering. It matures in 120-125 days with an average yield of 5.5-6 tons/ ha.

Pusa 1592
Description

Variety recomended for Basmati growing areas Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Western UP, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir. It was released in 2014 by CVRC

Salient Feature

It has extra-long slender translucent grain. It is strongly aromatic. It is a MAS derived bacterial blight resistant line developed by pyramiding of bacterial blight resistance genes with yield and quality on par to the recurrent parent Pusa Sugandh 5 and also suitable for multiple cropping system in northern India.

Pusa 1612
Description

This variety is recomended for Basmati growing areas Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Western UP, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir. It was released in 2013 by CVRC

Salient Feature

This variety is an near isogenic line (NIL) of Pusa Sugandh 5 for blast resistance. This was developed through marker assisted backcross breeding wherein genes Piz5 and Pi54 were pyramided in the background of Pusa Sugandh 5. It matures in 115-120 days with an average yield of 5.5-6 tons/ ha .

Pusa Basmati 1609
Description

Recomended for Basmati growing regions of the Uttar Pradesh, NCR Delhi, Uttarakhand and Punjab. Released by CVRC in 2015

Salient Feature

It is the first Basmati rice variety developed by pyramiding blast resistance genes showed resistance to neck blast and moderate resistance to leaf blast. Seed to seed maturity is only 120 days with an average yield of 4.6 tons/ ha.

Pusa Rice Hybrid 10
Description

Released by CVRC in 2001 for commercial cultivation in the irrigated eco-systems of Haryana, Delhi and Uttaranchal.

Salient Feature

“The first aromatic super fine grain hybrid released in India with an average yield of 7 tons/ ha. Most popular among the rice hybrids. It matures in 110-115 days from seed to seed, saving in irrigation, very high per day productivity and overall profitability.”

Pusa 44
Description

Released by CVRC in 1993 for commercial cultivation in Karnataka and Kerala but very popular in the state of Punjab.

Salient Feature

A non aromatic variety suitable for combine harvesting and also for rice-wheat cropping system in northern India especially in Punjab.

Pusa Basmati 1
Description

Released by CVRC during 1989 for Basmati growing areas Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Western UP, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir

Salient Feature

First semi-dwarf, high yielding Basmati rice variety.It possesses excellent grain and cooking quality with soft texture and pleasant aroma.It takes 135-140 days to maturity with an Average yield of 5-5.5 t/ha.