Project Details

Introduction and expansion of improved pigeonpea (Arhar) production technology in rainfed upland ecosystem

Duration: 17/Jun/2011 - 30/Apr/2015

Locations: Asia / India / Odisha

Project contact: Dr Myer G Mula (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

The Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) in partnership with ICRISAT, smallholder farmers, and the Department of Agriculture through Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) have released a medium-duration, disease resistant pigeonpea hybrid (ICPH 3762) as ‘Parbati’ in the State Varietal Release Committee during October, 2014. The release proposal was further acknowledged through a certificate by assigning the National Identity Number IC 612565 by the Division of Germplasm Conservation of ICAR – National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources on 4 March 2015. This is a first for pigeonpea in the state because no other varieties have been released earlier.

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