India set to launch drought resistant chickpea developed with genomic assisted breeding
“We are very excited to see the outputs of collaboration of ICAR, UAS-R and ICRISAT in the form of improved varieties,” said Dr Peter Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT.
India develops low water consuming varieties of rice, wheat
With depleting water resources in the country, govt has developed 41 varieties of rice & 22 varieties of wheat in the last one decade
Paddy, wheat productivity lower than China
India produced 3,590 kg paddy in a hectare against 6,686 kg by China in 2011, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries said.
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