Rice

Being pioneer in developing extra- long, delicious and aromatic rice (Basmati 370), up till now, Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku has developed 27 rice varieties. More than 90% rice cropped area of the Punjab is covered with rice varieties of the institute. Rice is the second important cash crop of the country after cotton covering 11% of total cropped area. The share of Pakistan in total world rice trade is around 9.10% by value and is responsible to earn more than US$ 2 billion foreign exchange annually. Basmati is premium rice that fetches about US$ 1000 per ton as compared to US$ 450 per ton of coarse rice from international market. The impact of rice research is quite evident from one variety of the institute (Super Basmati) which adds a benefit of Rs. 20- 30 billion annually to the economy of the Punjab.

 

 

Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku

 

Sr. No.

Variety Name

Year of Release

Sowing Time

Potential Yield
(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