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

 Name of the Project

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

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

Duration

2015-16 to 2019-2020

Total Cost

Rs. 44.010 Million

Allocation in 2019-20

Rs.5.655 Million

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 Detail of Focal person 

  Dr. Muhammad Sabar
  Director,
  Rice Research Institute,
  Kala Shah Kaku
  Contact # 03354093264