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PJTSAU to Release 11 New Varieties of Six Crops for Farmers

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
11 New varieties of 6 different crops are going to be released by PJTSAU.
  • The Professor Jayashankar Telanagana State Agricultural University is set to release 11 new varieties of 6 different crops for farmers which are going to enter the market very soon. 

  • Scientists of Professor Jayashankar Telanagana State Agricultural University are developing 11 new varieties including 5 in Rice, 2 in Sorghum, 1 in Pigeon Pea, Green gram, Soybean and Sesame.

These varieties are likely to be available for the farmers of Telangana and elsewhere very soon.  The new varieties, most of them being various pest resistant and high yielding, have been approved by the state variety release committee (SVRC) or the 3rd State sub- Committee on Crop Standard and release of varieties or CVRC. They would now be sent to the Central Sub Committee on Crop Standard and Release of Varieties. The university has released 47 varieties of various crops since formation of Telangana. 

Special features of the new varieties 

The new varieties have high levels of nutrients and some are good for diabetic persons. From enhanced attributes including on aspects of seed dormancy, grain yield and resistance to pests threats apart from cooking quality, the varieties also have high levels of nutrients, some of them which are good for people with diabetes as well. 


The university has earned a good name for itself in a short span. Mr. Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor stated that PJTSAU is the first university in the country to get Director General of Civil Aviation Approval for using Drones in Crop Research. 

In a research they have found that usage of chemicals for maize crop could be reduced by 30% using robotics. The University will soon launch an Agri-Hub to impart entrepreneurship skills among the youth. 

University has used block chain technology and developed QR codes for rice seeds. By scanning these codes, people can trace the seed origin, and quality adding that QR coding would be extended to other crops. 

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