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  • IARI develops superior Basmati variety Pusa 1509

    Published on February 19, 2012

    New Delhi : Indian Agricultural Research Institute, IARI has developed a superior Basmati variety Pusa 1509 to enhance productivity of the staple grain. IARI Director Mr. H. S. Gupta said that the new Basmati rice variety is superior to Pusa Basmati 1121 in terms of earliness by 20 days, non- shattering and non-lodging habit and superior grain.

    He said that the new variety is being evaluated. Mr. Gupta said that field trial of the new variety has been conducted and encouraging results have been found. Established in 1905, IARI, is one of the world’s leading research institutes and has been a seat of Green Revolution.

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