Saturday, 1 August 2015

Flood and Drought Resistant Seeds Developed by The National Agricultural Research System, India

Dhirendra Kumar
News Curator cum Moderator
Indian Botanists

The National Agricultural Research System (NARS) comprising Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and State Agricultural Universities has developed flood/drought tolerant crop varieties for different regions of the country. Important flood and drought tolerant varieties/hybrids of different crops are listed below. 

Important flood and drought tolerant varieties/hybrids of different crops

The seeds of flood/drought tolerant varieties of different crops are made available to the farmers in the area/state/region of recommendation. Besides, under technology demonstration component of National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture some of these varieties are also demonstrated to farmers in various flood/drought prone regions of the country.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in Rajya Sabha on July 31st 2015.
 
[Source: Press Release, Press Information Bureau, India]

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