HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 31 no. 1 (2006)

CSR23: a new salt-tolerant rice variety for India

R.k. Singh | G.b. Gregorio | B. Mishra

Discipline: Agriculture



A vast area of sodic soils in India lies in the provinces of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, whereas coastal saline soils are spread throughout the coastline of India running through Maharasthra, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu,West Bengal, and Pondicherry. Most of these areas lie barren or produce low yields. However, these same areas can be transformed into arable and highly productive land if suitable salttolerant crop varieties are available. The rice crop is the obvious choice in coastal and sodic areas as it can withstand standing water and also sustain salt stress.