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Economic Survey says that total 209 new Varieties/hybrids tolerant to various biotic and abiotic stresses with enhanced quality have been developed for Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, commercial and Forage crops.
Cereals:- 117 high yielding varieties/hybrids of cereals comprising 65of rice, 14 of wheat, 24 of maize, 5 of finger millet, 3 of pearl millet, 1 each of sorghum, barley, foxtail millet, kodo millet, little millet and proso millet were released for cultivation in different agro-ecologies of the country during 2017.
Oilseeds:- 28 high yielding oilseeds varieties comprising 8 of rapeseed-mustard, 5of soybean, 4each of groundnut and linseed, 3 of sunflower, 2 each of castor and niger were released for different agro-ecological regions.
Pulses:- 32 high-yielding varieties of pulses comprising 10 of chickpea, 6 of lentil, 4 of cowpea, 3 of mungbean, 2 each of pigeonpea, horse gram and field pea, 1 each of urdbean, rajmash and faba bean were released for different agro-ecological region.
Commercial Crops:- 24 high-yielding varieties for commercial crops including 13 of cotton, 8 of sugarcane and 3 of jute were released for different agro-ecological regions.
Forage crops:- 8 high yielding varieties/hybrids of forage crops comprising 3 f oats, 1 each of bajra, napier hybrid, forage sorghum, grain amaranthus, forage cowpea and marvel grass were released for cultivation in different agro-ecologies.
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