Grassroot Innovations

Dhiraj 101 - Innovative Groundnut plant variety


Dhiraj-101 is a Ground nut variety which is resistance to the Stem rot diseas. He developed this variety by selection method of plant breeding. National innovation Foundation (NIF) awarded innovator in 5th award competition and facilitated the field trial of ?Dhiraj101? at the Oil Seed Research Station, Junagarh. The result reveals that 0.47 percent stem rot incidence was found in Dhiraj 101 than 16.37 percent in check variety (GG 20).

Innovator: Dhiraj Lal Thummar

Area: Agricultural Sciences

Contact Address: Amreli

State: Gujarat

Funding agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India

National Mission: Skill India

Implementing institute: Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN), India


The use of this variety improves crop yield of groundnut and is a disease resistant variety.

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