HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 23 no. 1 (1998)

Developing Pusa 3A, a Basmati CMS line

F. U. Zaman | M. J. Abraham | U. S. Natarajan | A. Mahendru | F. Mohammad

Discipline: Agriculture, Genetics



Basmati rice occupies a significant place in India's rice economy on account of its high export potential. With the release of Pusa Basmati 1, the first high-yielding semidwarf Basmati variety meeting quality standards, India leaped ahead in Basmati rice production. Further improvement in Basmati yield may be possible with the adoption of hybrid rice technology.