India set to launch drought resistant chickpea developed with genomic assisted breeding

Date & Time: 2019-09-23 01:27:15

ICRISAT announced on its website that he All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) for Chickpea identified two desi chickpea (Bengal chana) varieties—‘Pusa 10216’ and ‘MABC-WR-SA-1’,Two new varieties with drought tolerance and disease resistance which were developed by ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) in Raichur, Karnataka, respectively, in collaboration with ICRISAT. AICRP announced the decision at its recently concluded 24th Annual Group Meet.