27th August 2013, Rajgurunagar
In order to commercialize improved onion varieties through public-private partnership, Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research (DOGR) licensed onion variety Bhima Super to Jindal Crop Sciences Pvt. Ltd (JPSPL). A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed by the Director, DOGR with Director, JPSPL on 27 August at DOGR, Rajgurunagar. The MoU has been formulated as per the ICAR guidelines and approved by the Zonal Technology Management Committee, CIRCOT, Mumbai. As per MoU, DOGR extended a non-exclusive license to JPSPL for seed production and distribution of Bhima Super. Bhima Super is a red onion variety from DOGR that has been recommended for kharif season in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. It can also be grown in late kharif.
(Source: Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar)