Basmati Rice Varieties

Basmati Rice Varieties: The Highest Foreign Exchange Earners

Pusa Basmati 1121: Highest Forex Earner



Pusa Basmati 1718

  • Recommended for Basmati growing (GI area) regions of the country
  • Average grain yield is 46.4 q/ha with 135 days maturity
  • It is a MAS derived bacterial blight resistant version of Pusa Basmati 1121 developed through
  • It is amongst the three top foreign exchange earner varieties of Basmati rice in the country.

Pusa Basmati 1509

  • Early maturing, reduced height, non-lodging and non-shattering variety
  • Average seed yield is 41.4 q/ha
  • It matures in 115 days which is 30 days early to Pusa Basmati 1121
  • It saves 3-4 irrigations and due to early maturity gives ample time to the farmers for wheat field preparation leading to reduction in residue burning
  • Saves 33% water
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Jaya- The Pride of India

  • Miracle rice variety released which ushered the green revolution.
  • A semi-dwarf rice variety with 130-days duration with an yield potential of < 5 t/ha.
  • By breaking the yield barrier, transformed the country into a state of self-sufficiency in late 60s to early 70s

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