Rice Research Institute (RRI) Kala Shah Kaku has introduced two new varieties of rice and got them approved from Punjab Seed Council for cultivation. Experts told APP on Saturday the two varieties include PS-2 and KSK-434. They said that the institute had also introduced modern technology of direct cultivation of rice with seed. The technology would help in increasing the production of rice upto six to eight maund per acre of land besides reducing expenses of growers upto Rs 14,000 per acre of land, they added. They said the technology produced good results in less time and also saved water up to 30 to 35 percent. The experts said the technology has entered into a commercialisation process.
Source: The Nation