Indian Council of Agricultural Research developed new variety of wheat named HD-3385

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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed a new variety of wheat which is 'HD-3385'.

An overview of the news

  • It is capable of meeting the challenges arising due to climate change and rising heat.

  • This new variety is suitable for early sowing. It can survive the wrath of heat and its crop can be harvested before the end of March.

  • The Central Government had recently announced setting up of a committee to monitor the situation arising out of rise in temperature and its impact on the current wheat crop.

  • ICAR has registered the news variety HD-3385 with the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority (PPVFRA).

  • ICAR has also granted a license to Bioseed owned by DCM Shriram Limited to conduct multi-location trials and seed multiplication.

About Indian Council of Agricultural Research

  • It is an autonomous body formerly known as the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

  • Established - 1929

  • The Union Minister of Agriculture serves as its president. Presently its president is Narendra Singh Tomar.

  • ICAR is the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes in the world.

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