A new variety of peanuts called Sorath Kiran and Sorath Gold is the golden ray of farmers hope

Gandhinagar, 6 January 2021

In Gujarat, a new variety of groundnut named Sorath Kiran and another Sorath Gold has been developed. This variety GJ23, GJ35 has been approved by AGRESCO. Sowing has been recommended by farmers. Both these varieties have been developed by agricultural scientists of Junagadh Agricultural University. Which will now reach the farmers’ fields.

Sorath Gold

30 percent more production

Research Director of Junagadh Agricultural University, Dr. VP Chovthiya said that 50 percent is oil. In the monsoon, the Sorath Gold – GJ35 variety gives an average yield of 3177 kg. The GJ7 yields 2452 kilograms in hectare. The yield of gold is 29.54% higher than this. GJG production is 92471 kg, of which Sorath gold is 28.59 percent higher. The TG37 yields 2758 kg, of which Sorath Gold produces 15.17 percent more.

Caterpillar combat

Losses from leaf-eating caterpillars are minimized. Sorath Gold variety has similar rate of leaf spot, ocher, trunk dryness, and diseases at the time of growth as other varieties.

Sorath Kiran

14 percent more production

The average yield per hectare is 2800 kg. The GJG22 variety yields 2459 kg, which is 13.85 percent more than the Sorath Kiran variety. GG20 yields 2390 kg, which is 17.17 percent more than Kiran. Grain production and oil production are high. Also the number of nuts per plant is high.

Caterpillar combat

Loss from leaf-eating caterpillars is less. There is resistance to disease. Resistant like leaf spot disease, ocher disease, trunk disease and other species.

Average 540 kg excess production

According to the Agriculture Department, the average production of monsoon groundnut in Gujarat for 2020-21 is estimated at 2637.34 kg per hectare. Sorath Gold gives 540 kg more production. Which is 17 percent more. Thus, if the farmers of Gujarat cultivate Sorath Gold groundnut, if the average production increases by 10 per cent, then a profit of Rs 3,000 crore can be achieved. In the last monsoon, peanut production was expected to be 54.65 lakh tonnes in 20.72 lakh hectares.

Considering the current price of Rs 50 per kg, the government estimates a production of Rs 1.32 lakh per acre in 2020-21. According to this, the total production of groundnut in the state is 54.65 lakh tonnes at a price of Rs. If gold is applied in 50 percent of the area, the production will increase by 10 percent from Rs 2.70 to Rs 3,000 crore.


Benefits of peanuts

Peanuts have beneficial fats, cholesterol, blood circulation, anemia, cough, loss of appetite, joint pain, anemia, weight loss. Relieves stomach problems, digestion, and constipation.

Peanuts are eaten in water for 6 to 12 hours and you get good benefits.

For skin

Peanuts contain omega-6 fatty acids that are useful for skin diseases. Eating peanuts after a heavy breakfast controls sugar. Good for skin cells, does not fall off the facial line, maintains color, maintains shine, and does not increase wrinkles.

There are many benefits to using peanut butter instead of milk butter.

All the qualities of almonds are in groundnut.

Feeding peanuts to children increases memory.

Strengthens muscles, beneficial against heart disease.

Eyesight is good. Carotene is a good beer for the eyes.

Cereals are a great source of energy, eating 20-25 grains regularly is very beneficial.

Eating salty horns immediately improves mood.

Increases Vitamin-B3, which keeps the brain active, which improves memory.

Antioxidants have a high immune system.

Good food for pregnant woman.

Soaking peanuts in water helps in digestion of nutrients in the body.

Eating peanuts soaked in the morning provides relief from back pain.

Prevents cancer cells from growing.


Iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin E, vitamin B6, niacin, folate, omega-6, protein, potassium, manganese, copper, iron, selenium. Cereals contain 426 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 17 grams of protein, 35 grams of fat.