Shortage of new varieties for the farmers with low cost and high in production
Raghuvanshi has developed a number of improved high yielding wheat, paddy, mustard and pigeon pea varieties, which are resistant to major pests and diseases and have seeds with good flavour and taste. These varieties have been developed using simple selection based on specific character features of the plants. The improved varieties of Paddy The three varieties Kudrat 1, Kudrat 2 and Lal Basmati of paddy were developed from HUVR-2-1 and Pusa basmati varieties. The number of days to maturity in cases of Kudrat 1, Kudrat 2 and Lal basmati varieties are 130-135 days, 115-120 days and 90-100 days respectively while the yield per acre of each (mentioned in order) is 25-30 quintals, 20-22 quintals and 15-17 quintals. The paddy varieties are having higher number of ear bearing tillers and more number of seeds per spike. The improved varieties of Pigeon pea The three Pigeon pea varieties, Kudrat 3, Chamatkar, Karishma were developed from Asha and Malviya 13 varieties. Kudrat 3 is a perennial variety while the other two are annuals. The number of pods per plant in cases of Kudrat 3, Chamatkar and Karishma are 500-1000, 400-600 and 450-650 respectively while the yield per acre is 12-15 quintals, 10-12 quintals and 10-12 quintals respectively. These varieties possess bold seeds, robust stem and more number of pods per plant.
Link: Improved variety More yield per unit area Low seed volume required Better Resistance to Diseases
Manufacturing Capacity: c) Sub-contracting, d) Licensing, e) Franchising
Problem Scale: Development of new variety is global challenge