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AICRPRM developed low erucic acid varieties of Mustard

NEW DELHI: The All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed-Mustard (AICRPRM) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed eight low erucic acid varieties of Indian mustard namely Pusa Karishma, Pusa Mustard 21, Pusa Mustard 22, RLC-1, Pusa Mustard 24, RLC-2, Pusa Mustard 29 and Pusa Mustard 30.

About 2300 kg breeder seed of these improved varieties was provided to various public and private seed producing agencies during the last five years ending 2014-15, in order to make available their quality seed to the farmers for large scale cultivation.

Besides, Pusa Mustard 30 variety has been licensed to three seed companies such as M/s Malwa Enterprises, Punjab; M/s Arpan Seeds Pvt Ltd., Rajasthan and Ajeet Seeds, Aurangabad for its multiplication and distribution among the farmers.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in Rajya Sabha on Friday.