Rice

Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku

Work on varietal improvement in rice started in 1926 in an area called Kallar Tract with the establishment of Rice Farm at Kala Shah Kaku in the famous rice bowl called “Kalar tract” of the Punjab. Rice Farm was elevated to the level of Rice Research Station in 1965 and later on upgraded to the status of full-fledged Rice Research Institute during 1970 with eight research disciplines i.e., Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Soil Chemistry, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Engineering, Rice Technology and Economics & Statistics. Up till now, this institute being the pioneer globally in developing delicious and aromatic basmati rice (Basmati 370) introduced 27 rice varieties.

 

Sr. No

Variety Name

Year of Release

Sowing Time

Yield Potential

(Maund/ Acre)

Recommended Areas

Salient Features

Type

Maturity (Days)

Plant Height (cm)

Grain Length (mm)

1

Basmati 370*

1933

1st June-25th June

30

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

125

170

6.65

2

Jhona 349

1933

20th May- 7th June

28

All Punjab

Coarse variety

95

175

6.36

3

Mushkan 41

1933

1st June-25th June

23

All Punjab

Fine (Aromatic) variety

115

146

6.80

4

Mushkan 7

1933

1st June-25th June

20

All Punjab

Fine (Aromatic) variety

113

175

6.70

5

Sathra 278

1934

20th May- 7th June

20

All Punjab

Coarse variety

86

150

6.70

6

Mahlar 346

1939

20th May- 7th June

14

All Punjab

Coarse variety

95

150

6.55

7

Pulman Sufaid

1939

1st June-25th June

25

All Punjab

Fine variety

90

145

6.90

8

Basmati C622

1964

1st June-25th June

30

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

110

165

6.90

9

Basmati Pak*

1968

1st June-25th June

30

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

125

170

7.45

10

IRRI Pak (IR8)

1969

20th May- 7th June

60

All Punjab

Coarse variety

110

100

6.40

11

IR 6*

1971

20th May- 7th June

100

All Punjab

Coarse variety

110

105

6.69

12

Basmati 198*

1972

1st June-25th June

45

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

130

135

6.50

13

PK 177

1977

20th May- 7th June

40

All Punjab

Coarse variety

90

115

6.90

14

KS 282*

1982

20th May- 7th June

100

All Punjab

Coarse variety

100

115

6.90

15

Basmati 385*

1985

1st June-25th June

60

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

105

130

6.73

16

Super Basmati*

1996

1st June-25th June

65

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

115

120

7.45

17

Basmati 2000*

2000

1st June-25th June

60

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

115

135

7.68

18

KSK 133*

2006

20th May- 7th June

105

All Punjab

Coarse variety

105

115

7.07

19

Basmati 515*

2011

1st June-25th June

75

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

115

130

7.56

20

PK 1121 Aromatic*

2013

1st June-25th June

60

All Punjab

Fine (Aromatic) variety

126

115

8.16

21

KSK 434*

2013

20th May- 7th June

105

All Punjab

Coarse variety

111

111

7.06

22

PK 386*

2014

20th May- 7th June

70

All Punjab

Fine variety

103

117

6.85

23

Chenab Basmati*

2016

1st June-25th June

65

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

107

122

7.61

24

Punjab Basmati*

2016

1st June-25th June

80

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

100

107

7.60

25

Kissan Basmati*

2016

15th June -30th June

72

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

94

98

8.12

26

Super Basmati 2019*

2019

1st June-25th June

75

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

113

117

7.58

27

Super Gold*

2019

1st June-25th June

70

All Punjab

Fine (Basmati) variety

105

110

7.50

* Under cultivated