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BHU scientists develop 13 varieties of pulses

SCIENTISTS AT the Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS), Banaras Hindu University, have developed 13 varieties of pulses, under its Pulse Project, so far. Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, senior scientist at the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at IAS, Prof UP Singh, said these varieties developed at BHU proved quite beneficial to farmers growing pulses in different parts of the country.

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SCIENTISTS AT the Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS), Banaras Hindu University, have developed 13 varieties of pulses, under its Pulse Project, so far.

Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, senior scientist at the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at IAS, Prof UP Singh, said these varieties developed at BHU proved quite beneficial to farmers growing pulses in different parts of the country.

“The varieties developed in BHU include three in pigeon pea, five in mung bean, two in field pea, two in French bean and one in masoor,” he said.

He said these varieties were recommended for cultivation by the Government of India for different zones of the country, such as the north east plain zone (UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Assam), central zone (Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra) and some parts of the south zone (Orissa and Andhra).

Prof Singh further said Malviya Chamatkar (MAL-13) developed for the north east plain zone proved beneficial for farmers earning Rs 1 lakh to 7 lakh by cultivating the variety of pigeon pea at their farms.

He said MAL-13 was quite useful for public and private seed producers, farmers, dal mill owners and consumers. “Similarly, Malviya Matar-15 (HUDP-15) in field pea, which is a dual purpose variety (for green pod and dhal), has proved quite beneficial to farmers who can earn in the range of Rs 1 lakh to 14 lakh by cultivating it,” he said. IAS director Prof OP Srivastava said Malaviya Jyoti (HUM-1), Malaviya Jankalyani (HUM-16), Malaviya Vishwanath (HUM-57) and Malaviya Rajmash (HUR-15) were some varieties that won enormous reputation for their institute.