New variety of  Tuvar – Janaki – gives higher yield across India, Rs.350 crore per year benefits Gujarat

Gandhinagar, 19 August 2020
A new Tuvar variety called Janaki can be grown throughout Gujarat. The new variety of Tuvar has been developed in 2019 by agricultural scientists from Navsari, South Gujarat Agricultural University Research Center. Which is now advised to sow in all Gujarat. The production of NPEK15-14 (Gujarat 105 – Janaki) is 1829 kg per hectare. Which gives 25% more yield than other varieties of Gujarat.  Gujarat Tuvar-100 is over 14.8 per cent higher, Gujarat 101 Tuvar yields 13.60 per cent higher at 103, Upas 27.5 per cent higher, 120 and P 992 yields 17.80 per cent higher. Average productivity in India is 713 kg per hectare. Agricultural scientists from Gujarat are a major achievement across India.
The new variety matures in 135 or 145 days. Early ripening, medium girth, yellow flowers, green horn. In which horn horn contains 3 to 5 white seeds. Productivity is high. There is resistance to infertility disease.

325 crores profit
Currently AGT-2 in early maturing varieties, a new discovery has been made in Vadodara on the pulses research project of Anand Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya. Vadodara phone number is 0265 2280426. The yield of which is 23 percent more. But its yield is 1650 kg per hectare. This means that Janaki is better than newly discovered species. With planting on 2.10 lakh hectares in 2019-20, production is expected to be 2.77 lakh tonnes, while productivity per hectare is 1319 kg. Thus productivity is highest in the new variety. Production of 331 kg can be increased directly. Production can be increased by 25% throughout Gujarat. If this happens, the total production of 2.70 lakh tonnes could be more than 65,000 tonnes directly. If a farmer gets Rs 50 per person, then with the new research, a direct profit of Rs 325 crore can be made in a year.

70% productivity increase in 10 years
10 years ago, in 2010–11, Tuvar production in Gujarat was 2.72 lakh tonnes in 2.76 lakh hectares. Productivity was 986 kg 10 years ago. Thus, agricultural scientists of Gujarat have increased productivity by 70 percent and have given good benefits to the farmers of Gujarat. 82% of the world’s Tuvar is grown in India, Tuvar has been cultivated in Gujarat for 3000 years. India planted 37 lakh tonnes in 2018-19, 40 lakh tonnes in 2017-18 and 48.70 lakh tonnes in 2016-17.

The most beautiful in Bharuch
In 2018, there was 2.56 lakh hectares under cultivation. In 2019, the area under tur in Gujarat was 2.13 lakh hectares. Out of which 124200 ha was in South Gujarat. In Gujarat, both Bharuch and Vadodara districts have 27.41 percent and 15.44 percent respectively. In 2017-18, 76,000 tonnes of arhar crops were harvested in Bharuch and 52,000 tonnes in Vadodara. Thus, 1.28 lakh tonnes of tur were grown in these two districts.

Not get good prices to farmers
In 2015, pulses were priced at Rs 200 per kg, in 2019 it was up to Rs 110. Not in good condition this year. In this way farmers and scientists increase the production of Tuvar but do not get good prices. The government buys at low prices.