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Varieties released during last 10 years (2000-onwards)

Name of variety

Year of release

State(s) for which released

Key characteristics

Wheat

VSM (HD 2733)

2001

North Eastern Plain Zone (Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Plains of far Eastern States)

  • Suitable for timely sown conditions
  • Average seed yield is 50.0 q/ ha
  • Double dwarf (98.2 cm) with medium early maturity
  • Greater stability against all the three rusts and more especially against leaf rust and leaf blight

Kaushambi (HW 2045)

2002

North Eastern Plain Zone (Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Plains of far Eastern States)

  • Suitable for irrigated late sown conditions
  • Average seed yield is 41.0 q/ ha
  • Early maturing and possesses terminal heat tolerance,
  • High level of resistance to leaf rust, stem rust and leaf blight

Poorva (HD 2824)

2004

North Eastern Plain Zone (Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Sikkim and Plains of far Eastern states)

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 46 q/ha
  • Plasticity to delayed sowings making it suitable for rice-wheat cropping system.
  • Tolerant to rusts and leaf blight

Urja (HD 2864)

2004

Central Zone (Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jhansi Division of U.P. and Kota Division of Rajasthan)

  • Suitable for late sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 42 q/ha
  • Highly resistant to brown rust and foot rot and tolerant to black rust

Pusa Vishesh (HD 2851)

2005

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 56 q/ha
  • Resistant to all the three rusts

Pusa Gold (WR 544)

2005

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for irrigated late and very late sown conditions
  • Average seed yield is 37.3 q/ha
  • Possesses genes for thermo tolerance and for leaf rust resistance,
  • Fits well in intensive cropping systems

Pusa Wheat 107 (HD 2888)

2006

North eastern plains zone

  • Suitable for timely sown rainfed conditions
  • Average seed yield is 22.5 q/ha
  • High degree of resistance to leaf and stem rusts and moderate resistance to stripe rust,
  • High extraction (flour recovery) without disturbing the quality and micro nutrient contents

Pusa Tripti (HD 2833)

2006

Peninsular (Maharastra and Karnataka)   zone

  • Suitable for late sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 38.9 q/ha
  • High degree of adult plant resistance to leaf and stem rust,
  • A product specific variety possessing >8/10 score for chapatti making

Pusa Wheat 111 (HD 2932)

2007

Central (MP, Chhatishgarh, Gujrat, Kota & Udaipur divisions of Rajasthan)  and Penninsular (Maharastra and Karnataka) zones

  • Suitable for late sown conditions
  • Average seed yield is CZ – 41.7 q/ha, PZ - 43.3 q/ha
  • Adult plant resistance against brown and yellow rust,
  • High zinc content
  • Wider adaptability

Pusa Wheat – 109 (HD 2894)

2008

National Capital Region of Delh

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 52.0 q/ha
  • It carries different APR Lr13 gene that will act as buffer against leaf rust.
  • It is a non IB/1R lines and therefore no sticky dough.

Pusa Wheat – 110 (HD 4713)

2008

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 47.1 q/ha
  • A durum wheat variety . 
  • It is suitable for pasta products as the  average  yellow berry incidence is only 2.8%.
  • The variety also possesses the  band 45  for γ-gliadin, which is a desirable trait.
  • Resistant to brown rust under both natural and artificial conditions.

HD 2967

2010

North Western and North Eastern Plain Zone

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is NWPZ: 50.4 q/ ha, NEPZ: 44.4 q/ha
  • The variety has wide adaptability.
  • It carries diversified genes other than 1B/1R.
  • It possesses very high adult plant resistance against most prevalent leaf rust disease as well as of 78S84 and 46S119 two most virulent races of yellow rust disease.
  • It has also better degree of resistance against leaf blight.

Pusa Basant (HD 2985)

2010

North eastern Plains Zone

  • Suitable for irrigated late sown
  • Average seed yield is 35-40 q/ ha
  • It has the lowest reduction in the 1000-grain weight under very late sown conditions.
  • The variety possesses the usable and most practical type of disease resistance viz., the adult plant resistance (APR) because of Lr13

Pusa Bahar (HD 2987)

2010

Peninsular Zone

  • Suitable for restricted irrigated and rainfed conditions
  • Average seed yield is: Rainfed: 20-22 q/ha; Restricted irrigation: 30-32 q/ha
  • It has all the desirable HMW sub-units for best bread making ability as the Glu-1 score is perfect 10/10 indicating a very good bread quality.

Pusa Navagiri (HW 5207)

2010

Southern Hill Zone

  • Suitable for restricted irrigated, timely sown conditions
  • Average seed yield is 52.1 q/ ha
  • It has high degree of resistance to stem, leaf and stripe rusts under both artificial and natural epiphytotic conditions against all the pathotypes occurring in Nilgiris.
  • It has the ideal plant height (90 cm) with strong and resilient stem providing resistance to lodging.

HI 1563

2011

late sown conditions of north eastern Plains Zone

  • It has an average yield of 38 q/ha under late sown conditions of north eastern plains zone.
  • High resistance to stripe, stem and leaf rusts.
  • It has seedling resistance to almost all the pathotypes of the three rusts; and adult plant resistance to virulent stripe rust.
  • It has good levels of resistance to leaf blight, powdery mildew and foot rot.
  • HI 1563 is a good quality wheat genotype with good bread, chapatti and biscuit quality with good levels of micronutrients like iron, zinc and copper,

HD 3043

2012

North Western Plains zone

  • The variety HD 3043 (yield 42.8 q/ha with a genetic potential of 66.0 q/ha)
  • It has shown a high level of resistance against stripe rusts and leaf rust
  • It has the best HMW sub-units combination for bread making with Glu-1 score, 8/10.
  • It has the higher value of bread loaf volume (cc), bread quality score. The variety therefore, may find favor with bread making industries. 

 

Rice

Pusa RH-10 (Hybrid)

2001

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Western U.P. and Uttarakhand

  • Suitable for for irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 65.0 q/ha
  • World’s first superfine grain aromatic rice hybrid possesses typical Basmati quality traits.
  • Strongly scented, long slender grains with almost twice kernel elongation on cooking.
  • Matures in 110-115 days from seed to seed.
  • Saving in irrigation, very high per day productivity and overall profitability.
  • Tolerance to major insect pests and diseases.
  • Fits well in rice-wheat cropping system in Northern India.

Pusa Sugandh-2

2001

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Western U.P. and Uttarakhand

  • Suitable for irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 55.0 q/ha
  • A semi-dwarf high yielding aromatic rice variety possessing Basmati grain quality traits.
  • It has extra-long slender grains with strong aroma; almost twice elongation on cooking, soft texture, good mouth feel and appealing taste.
  • Matures in 120 days (seed to seed), hence fits well in multiple cropping system

Pusa Sugandh-3

2001

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Western U.P. and Uttarkhand

  • Suitable for irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 60.0 q/ha
  • A semi-dwarf high yielding rice variety, possessing extra-long slender grains with strong aroma and almost twice elongation on cooking, pleasant aroma and taste.
  • Matures in 125 days (seed to seed) and fits well in multiple cropping systems viz. rice-vegetables (spinach/ radish/ potato) - wheat-mungbean.

Pusa Basmati-4 (Pusa 1121)

2005

Whole Basmati growing region

  • Suitable for irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 40.0 q/ha
  • .It matures in 140-145 days (seed to seed) which is a fortnight earlier than Taraori Basmati.
  • Grain is longer (8 mm) and better in cooking compared to Taraori Basmati.
  • It requires low input and produces high yield with better quality rice for export.

Pusa Sugandh-5 (Pusa 2511)

2005

Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Western U.P. and Jammu & Kashmir.

  • Suitable for irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 65-70 q/ha
  • It has excellent aroma, extra long grains.
  • It possesses tolerance to shattering.
  • It is resistant to gall midge, brown spot and moderately resistant to leaf folder and blast.
  • It matures in 125-130 days from seed to seed.

Jaldi Dhan – 13

2006

West Bengal

  • Suitable for drought prone areas
  • Average seed yield is 60 q/ha.
  • Bold seeded early maturing variety  which matures in 90-95 days.

PNR-546

2006

West Bengal

  • Suitable for rainfed areas
  • 66 q/ha
  • It is an aromatic fine grain rice variety which matures in about 110 days

Improved Pusa Basmati – 1 (Pusa 1460)

2007

Basamati growing areas of the country

  • Suitable for irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 50-55 q/ ha
  • It is  developed by  incorporating resistance to bacterial leaf blight by pyramiding genes xa13 and Xa21 in Pusa Basmati 1, using marker assisted back cross breeding method while retaining the agronomic features of Pusa Basmati 1.
  • It matures in 135 days.
  • Cooking quality of its grains is superior and it has less than 10% chalky grains.

Pusa Basmati 6 (Pusa 1401)

2008

Basamati growing areas of the country

  • Suitable for irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 55-60 q/ha
  • It   semi- dwarf   plant    stature   and is     tolerant to lodging.
  • Pusa 1401 has significant improvement over Pusa Basmati 1121, its grain on cooking have uniform shape compared to tapering end in Pusa 1121.
  • It has strong aroma and chalky grains less than 4%.

Pearlmillet

Composite Pusa 383

2001

Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Delhi

  • Suitable for rainfed and irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 22-24 q/ha.
  • Farmers can use their own produce as seed with a minimum training.
  • It is a dual purpose variety as in addition to grains its stalk is good for fodder.

Pusa composite 443

2008

Rajashan, Gujarat and  Haryana

  • Highly drought tolerant variety
  • Average seed yield is 18 q/ha
  • This composite variety is early in maturity
  • It is suitable for cultivation under highly drought prone areas  where the rain fall is less than 400 mm.

Pusa Composite 612

2010

Zone B (Maharastra, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, AP)

  • Suitable for rainfed and irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 25.0 q/ ha
  • It is a dual purpose variety which can be used both for fodder and grain.
  • It matures in 80-85 days. Resistant to downy mildew both under field as well as artificial conditions.
  • It fits in normal and late sown conditions.

Maize

AH-58 (PEHM-3)

2001, 2006

A.P., Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu and National Capital Region, Delhi

  • Suitable for normal sowing
  • Average seed yield is 50 q/ha
  • An early maturing (78-82 days) hybrid
  • It has attractive, yellow, flint bold seeds
  • It is tolerant to high temperature and lodging.

AH 421 (PEHM 5)

2004

Northern Plains as well as Peninsular Region of the country

  • Suitable for normal irrigated and water logging conditions
  • Average seed yield is 50.0 q/ha
  • This hybrid also exhibited better adaptability and flexibility giving reasonable good yield under water logged conditions and showing response to high nitrogen levels.

Pusa Composite-3

2005

National Capital Region, Delhi.

  • Suitable for irrigated and rainfed conditions
  • Average seed yield is 44-0 q/ha
  • It has medium maturity.
  • Its stalk possesses good forage quality (stay green) and long ears, with yellow flint grains.
  • It is tolerant to major foliar diseases and stalk borer and resistant to lodging

Pusa Composite 4

2005

National Capital Region, Delhi

  • Suitable for irrigated and rainfed conditions
  • Average seed yield is 44.0 q/ ha
  • Medium in maturity. 
  • It has good forage quality (stay green)
  • with long ears and yellow flint grains
  • .
  • Tolerant to major foliar diseases and stalk borer and resistant to lodging.
  • It performs well under low input and stress conditions.

Chickpea

Pusa Chamatkar (BG 1053) (Kabuli)

2000

Northern and Central Zone (Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, U.P., M.P., Chattisgarh, Maharashtra and Gujrat)

  • Suitable for rainfed and irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 25-30 q/ha
  • Resistant to soil born diseases

Pusa 1088 (Kabuli)

2005

Northern India (Delhi, Haryana, Punjab. U.P. and Rajasthan)

  • Suitable for rainfed and irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 25-35 q/ha
  • It is resistant to Fusarium wilt, root rot and stunt virus.
  • It has high degree of tolerance against drought.

Pusa 1103 (Desi)

2005

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for late sown condition
  • Average seed yield is 24.0 q/ha
  • First variety developed by using a wild species (C. reticulatum).
  • It possesses resistance against wilt, root rot and bruchids.
  • Suitable for rice based cropping system in Northern India.

Pusa 1105 (Kabuli)

2005

National Capital Region of Delhi and other Northern States

  • Suitable for rainfed and irrigated conditions under normal and late sowing
  • Average seed yield is 25.0 q/ha
  • Bold seeded chickpea variety (30g/100 seeds),
  • Moderately resistant against soil born diseases
  • Highly tolerant against drought.

Pusa 1108 (Kabuli)

2006

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yields is 30-35 q/ha
  • Resistance against soil born diseases.
  • Bold, uniform, creamy coloured, attractive seeds with excellent cooking quality which fetch  high market prices.

Pusa 547 (Desi)

2006

North Western Plain Zone (Delhi, Haryana, Punjab. U.P. and Rajasthan)

  • Suitable for late sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield 18.0 q/ha
  • A variety developed through mutagenesis.
  • It is of medium maturity (135 Days),
  • Tolerant to wilt, root rot, stunt diseases and pod borer

BGD 128 (Kabuli)

2007

Central India (MP, Maharastra, Gujrat, Bundelkhand parts of UP and adjoining parts of Rajasthan)

  • Suitable for irrigated and late sown conditions
  • Average seed yield is 20.0 q/ha
  • Resistance against soil borne diseases and wide adaptation.
  • Due to its semi-erect growth habit,
  • It is suitable for mechanical harvesting.

Pusa-2024 (Kabuli)

2008

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for irrigated and rainfed situations
  • Average seed yield is 30.0 q/ha
  • Moderately resistant against soil borne diseases and pod borer.

Pusa 5023 (Pusa Shaktiman)

2012

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Moderately resistant to resistant against Fusarium wilt, dry root rot
  • Excellent cooking quality, attractive and extra-bold seed size kabuli tpe
  • Average yield in Delhi state is 25.30 q/ha.

Pusa 5028 (Pusa Bheema)

 

 

  • Early
  • Moderately resistant to resistant against Fusarium wilt and dry root rot
  • Average yield in Delhi state is 26.90 q/ha
  • Excellent cooking quality, attractive and extra-bold seed size.

Field pea

Pusa Prabhat (DDR 23)

2001

North Eastern Plain Zone

  • Suitable for irrigated and rainfed situations
  • Average seed yield is 15.5 q/ha
  • It is dwarf, extra early maturing (average 102 days)
  • It is a powdery mildew resistant variety.

Pusa Panna (DDR 27)

2001

Norhtern Western Zone (Western U.P., Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttaranchal)

  • Suitable for irrigated and rainfed situations
  • Average seed yield is 17.7 q/ha
  • It is dwarf, extra-early (90 days) and powdery mildew resistant variety.

DDR 55 (Pusa Mukta)

2005

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for irrigated and rainfed situations
  • Average seed yield is 25.0 q/ha
  • A bold seeded variety
  • It is resistant to powdery mildew.

Lentil

Pusa Lentil 5 (L 4594)

2006

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for irrigated and rainfed situations
  • Average seed yield is 17.0 q/ha
  • It has medium growth habit, small seeded orange cotyledon
  • Resistance to rust.

Pigeonpea

Pusa 991

2005

National Capital Region, Delhi

  • Suitable for rainfed and salinity conditions
  • Average seed yield is 18.45 q/ha
  • Highly suitable for rainfed and salinity prone areas.
  • Seed is medium bold (7.9 g/100 seeds), brown, shining and round.

Pusa 992

2005

Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Western U.P. and Delhi

  • Suitable for early sowing
  • Average seed yield is 16.5 q/ha
  • Medium bold seed (8.5 g/100 seeds) is brown, shining and round.
  • It is the best available released variety for arhar - wheat rotation.

Pusa 2001

2006

National Capital Region, Delhi

  • Suitable for normal sown conditions
  • Average seed yield is 20.0 q/ ha
  • A high yielding variety which fits well in arhar – wheat rotation..

Pusa 2002

2008

National Capital Region, Delhi

  • Suitable for timely sown conditions
  • Average seed yield is 17.7 q/ ha
  • This variety can fit well in the double cropping system and a timely sown crop can be harvested by second week of November vacating the field for Rabi crops.

Cowpea

Pusa 578

2005

National Capital Region, Delhi

  • Suitable for timely sown conditions
  • Average seed yield is 12.0 q/ha
  • It is resistant to yellow mosaic virus.
  • It matures in about 90 days.

Mungbean

Pusa 9531

2001

Punjab, Haryana, Western U.P., Rajasthan, J & K and Plains of H.P

  • Suitable for Kharif season
  • Average seed yield is 12.0 q/ha
  • It matures in 60-65 days
  • It is tolerant to yellow mosaic virus and insect pests.

Pusa Vishal

2001

North Western Plain Zone

  • Suitable for spring/ summer cultivation
  • Average seed yield is 12.0 q/ha
  • Resistant to mungbean yellow mosaic virus.
  • Synchronous in maturity (65-70 days in spring and 60-65 days in summer).

Pusa Ratna

2005

National Capital Region, Delhi

  • Suitable for Kharif season
  • Average seed yield is 12.0 q/ha
  • Pods are synchronous in maturity and mature in 65-70 days.
  • Tolerant to mungbean yellow mosaic virus.

Pusa 0672

2010

North Hill Zone

  • Suitable for Kharif  season
  • Average seed yield is  9.5-10.0 q/ ha
  • It is tolerant to major diseases like MYMV and CLS.
  • Its seeds are shining green and attractive and are of medium size  (3.8-5.3 g/100 seed).
  • Its maturity range is from 52-103 days.

Soybean

Pusa 9712

2005

National Capital Region, Delhi

  • Suitable for normal sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 20.5 q/ha
  • It is resistant to yellow mosaic virus, soybean mosaic virus, bacterial pustule, charcoal rot, Myrothecium leaf spot and stem fly.
  • Early in maturity (116 days).

Pusa 9814

2006

North Plain Zone

  • Suitable for normal sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 22.5 q/ ha
  • Resistant against yellow mosaic, soybean mosaic virus, pod blight, charcoal rot and moderately resistant to stem fly.

Indian mustard

Pusa Agrani (SEJ-2)

1998/2003

Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal, Orrisa and Assam

  • Suitable for early (September) and late (November) sowing under irrigated situations
  • Average seed yield is 17.5 q/ha
  • First early maturing (110 days) variety of Indian mustard and is a substitute of toria.
  • In North Eastern and Eastern states, it fits well after rice crop.
  • Seed is of medium size (4.5 g/1000 seeds) with 39-40 % oil content.

Pusa Karishma (LES-39)

2005

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 22 q/ha
  • It is first single zero (< 2 % erucic acid) strain of Indian mustard having attractive yellow seed coat colour.
  • It has tolerance to white rust.

Pusa Mahak (JD-6)

2005

Orissa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Bihar, West Bengal and Asam, National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for early (September) and late (November) sowing under irrigated situations
  • Average seed yield is 17.5 q/ha
  • It a substitute of toria.
  • In North Eastern and Eastern states, it fits well after rice crop.
  • It gives good results where onion, other vegetable and sugarcane are planted in the month of January. 

Pusa Mustard 21 (LES 1 27)

2007

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, UP, Uttrakhand,  Plains of J & K, MP, Chhatishgarh

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield in Zone II is 21.1 q/ha and in Zone III is 18.6 q/ha
  • A low erucic acid (single zero) variety of Indian mustard.
  • It has a very wider adaptability.

Pusa Vijay (NPJ-93)

2008

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 25.0 q/ha
  • It is tolerant to abiotic stresses viz. high temperature at seedling stage, salinity up to 12dS/m and lodging.
  • It is a bold seeded variety (6.00 g/ 1000 seeds) with 38.51 % oil content. 
  • It is of medium maturity (145 days).

Pusa Mustard 22 (LET -17)

2008

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 20.7 q/ha
  • It is single zero (<2% erucic acid) variety of Indian mustard.
  • It is at par in maturity (142 days) to the conventional mustard  varieties.

Pusa Mustard-24 (LET-18)

2008

Zone II (Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Plains of J&K and Western parts of U.P.)

  • Suitable for timely sown irrigated conditions
  • Average seed yield is 20.25 q/ha
  • It is a low in erucic acid (<2.0%) variety of Indian mustard.
  • This variety is at par in maturity (140 days) with the conventional mustard varieties.
  • It is a small seeded variety (4.0 g/ 1000  seeds) with 36.55% oil content.

Pusa Tarak (EJ-13)

2009

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for early (September) sowing
  • Average seed yield is 19.24 q/ha
  • This variety is useful in the multiple cropping system particularly during the period of September – December.
  • It gives good results where onion, other vegetable and sugarcane are planted in the month of January. 
  • Mean oil content in this variety is 40%.

NPJ-112 (Pusa Mustard 25)

2010

Zone-II (Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Plains of J&K and HP, Western UP)

  • Suitable for early sown (First week of September) conditions
  • Average seed yield is 14.7 q/ ha
  • Suitable for multiple cropping system between September (after harvest of Kharif crops)  to Mid December (upto sowing of Rabi  crops particularly wheat and vegetables) to have an additional crop and is a very potential substitute of B. rapa cv. Toria (in toria’s traditional belt).
  •  Average maturity in of this variety is 107 days.

Pusa Mustard 26 (NPJ-113)

2010

zone-II comprising the states of Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Plains of J&K, HP and Western UP

  • Suitable for late sown (November sowing) conditions
  • Average seed yield of this variety is 16.04 q/ha with 37.6% oil content in seeds.
  • This variety matures in 126 days and possesses terminal heat tolerance. 
  • It is suitable for multiple cropping systems particularly in rice and cotton belts where the fields are generally vacated in November; farmers prefer to raise late sown mustard which performs well in one to two irrigations.
  • It also suits well in areas where long duration guar varieties are grown and fields are vacated in November.

Pusa Mustard 27 (EJ-17)

2010

Zone-III (U.P., M.P., Uttrakhand, Kota region of Rajasthan)

  • Suitable for early sown (September sowing) conditions.
  • Average seed yield of this variety is 15.35 q/ha with 41.7% oil content in seeds.
  • This variety matures in 118 days and is moderately tolerant to high temperatures at seedling as well as at maturity stage.
  • It is suitable for multiple cropping system can be successfully grown after harvest of Kharif crops (September) upto sowing of wheat, vegetables and Sugarcane (December-January) when fields  generally remain vacant.
  • This variety fits well for sowing during this period to have an additional crop and can be a good substitute of B. rapa cv. Toria (in toria growing traditional belt) of this zone.

Pusa Mustard 28 (NPJ-124)

2012

Suitable for early sown (September), irrigated conditions in the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Plains of J&K, Delhi and Western UP.

  • It matures is 107 days with average seed yield of 19.93 q/ha.
  • It’s per day productivity is as very high (18.63 kg/day/ha) in comparison to all released varieties.
  • Its seeds contain 41.5% oil.
  • It possesses seedling and grain filling stage high temperature tolerance.
  • It fits well in multiple cropping system. An additional (catch) crop can be taken between kharif and rabi seasons in NWPZ when fields generally remain vacant between September (after harvest of Kharif crops) to Mid December (sowing of Rabi crops particularly wheat, sugarcane and vegetables).
  • It is a good  substitute of toria.

Karan rai

IGC-01 (Pusa Swarnim)

2003

Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir and parts of UP

  • Suitable for irrigated and rainfed conditions
  • Average seed yield is: Irrigated 16-17 q/ha, rainfed – 14-15 q/ha
  • It has a very high degree of drought tolerance
  • It is totally free from white rust and has very low incidence of Alternaria blight.
  • Seed is of yellow colour with 40-43% oil content.

Pusa Aditya (NPC- 9)

2006

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for timely sown rainfed situations
  • Average seed yield is 14.0 q/ha
  • It performs well under rainfed situation on marginal and poor lands.
  • It is immune to downy mildew, resistant to white rust and tolerant to Alternaria blight, Sclerotinea stem rot and powdery mildew.
  • It is tolerant to aphid under field conditions.

Forage sorghum

Hybrid PCH-106

2005

Through out the country

  • Suitable for Summer and Kharif; Irrigated conditions
  • 680-700 q/ha (green fodder) 170-175 q/ha (dry fodder)
  • First public sector forage sorghum hybrid released for general cultivation.
  • It has dark green leaves which remain green for longer time and stem is juicy and with low toxic constituents
  • Tolerant to major insect-pests and foliar diseases.
  • First cutting is ready in 50-55 days.

Hybrid PCH-109

2005

National Capital Region, Delhi

  • Suitable for Normal sowing; irrigated conditions
  • 700-750 q/ha (green fodder) 180-200 q/ha (dry fodder)
  • It is a multi-cut hybrid
  • It becomes ready for cuttings in 55-60 days and has low HCN content (54.3 ppm)
  • It is photo and thermo insensitive and possesses field tolerance to major insect-pests and foliar diseases

Pusa Chari 615

2006

National Capital Region of Delhi

  • Suitable for normal sowing; irrigated conditions
  • 700 q/ha (green fodder); 200 q/ ha (dry fodder) and Average seed yield is 12-15 q/ ha
  • A high yielding  multi-cut forage sorghum variety  with 10-12 dark green leaves/ plant, medium thick cane and stay green character.

Cotton

PSS-2 (Arvinda)

2007

West Bengal

  • Suitable for spring/summer season
  • Average yield 8.5 q/ ha seed cotton
  • It is an extra early maturing (120 – 130 days) variety of Hirsutum cotton with determinate habit.
  • Suitable for hot and humid conditions in Rabi & Kharif.

 

Varieties released for specific situation

Situation

Crop

Name of variety(ies)

Rainfed

Wheat

Pusa Bahar (HD-2987), Pusa Wheat-107 (HD-2888), Harshita (HI-1531), Pusa Aditya (HD-2781)

Rice

Jaldi Dhan-13, PNR-546

Chickpea

Pusa Chamatkar (BG-1053), Pusa 1088, Pusa 1105, Pusa 2024

Pigeonpea

Pusa 991

Moisture stress

Pearlmillet

Pusa Composite-383, Pusa Composite-443, Pusa Composite-612,

Maize

Pusa Composite-3, Pusa Composite-4

Karan rai

Pusa Swarnim (IGC-01), Pusa Aditya (NPC-9)

Salinity

Pigeonpea

Pusa 991

Indian mustard

Pusa Vijay (NPJ-93)

High temperature tolerance

Wheat

Kaushambi (HW 2045), Pusa Gold (WR-544), Pusa Basant (HD-2985), Pusa Wheat-111 (HD-2932), Harshita (HI-1531)

Chickpea

Pusa 547

Mungbean

Pusa 9531

Indian mustard

Pusa Agrani (SEJ-2), Pusa Mahak (JD-6), Pusa Vijay (NPJ-93), Pusa Tarak (EJ-13), Pusa Mustard-25 (NPJ-112), Pusa Mustard-26 (NPJ-113), Pusa Mustard-27 (EJ-17)

Cold tolerance

Mungbean

Pusa 0672

Water logging

Maize

AH-421 (PEHM-5)

Hot and humid conditions

Cotton

PSS-2 (Arvinda)