Provision of Lab. and Field Equipment for Development of Basmati Rice Hybrids Resistant to Bacterial Leaf Blight, Flood and Salinity in Punjab

Duration 2015-16 to 2019-2020
Total Cost Rs. 44.010 Million
Allocation in 2019-20 Rs.5.655 Million

Objectives         

  • To develop Basmati rice hybrids resistant to bacterial leaf blight, flood and salinity in Punjab.
  • To develop basmati hybrid rice seed production technology.
  • Ultimately, replacement of Basmati variety with Basmati rice hybrids

Physical Activities

Sr

Physical Activities

Original Targets

1

Elite basmati lines will be screened for BLB, salinity and submergence stresses.

15

2

The basmati breeding material will be screened for BLB, waxy character, submergence and salt tolerance using molecular techniques.

20

3

Elite basmati lines (10) will be crossed with promising CMS lines to identify maintainers and restorers.

10

4

Lines with non-restorer genes will be converted in to CMS lines through backcrossing.

25

5

CMS lines will be maintained and small scale seed multiplication of five promising CMS lines will be done.

Maintained 12 CMS & 5 CMS lines seed multiplication

6

Evaluation of test hybrids in replicated yield trials i.e. micro plots and NURYT

2

7

Seed production of test hybrids will be done.

4

8

Testing of promising hybrids will be done under stress conditions i.e., BLB, salinity and submergence.

2

9

Promising hybrids will also be tested for Distinctness Uniformity & Stability (DUS). In micro-plots and NURYT.

2

Expected Outcome

  • Three (03) Basmati hybrids will be developed.
  • Five (05) CMS lines in Basmati background will be developed.
  • Five (05) maintains lines will also be developed.
  • Twenty (20) restorers will be developed.

Contact Us 

Ch. Muhammad Rafiq
Chief Scientist/ Director

Rice Research Institute,
Kala Shah Kaku
Ph: 042-37951826
Email: director.rice@gmail.com