A New Paddy Variety

A New Paddy Variety

Name : Mr. C. Rajendran

District & State :  Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Category : Agricultural (General)

Award :   National

Award Function :   1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards

Award Year : 2001

 Worked as Agricultural officer, Tamil Nadu Government for 20 years (now 46 years) and took VRS.Mr Rajendran, took to farming after taking voluntary retirement from Tamil Nadu agriculture department and has developed many paddy varieties. The Chinna Ponni (

Oryza sativa L),developed in 1994, matures in 100 days and is disease-resistant. .The plants are taller and the leaves of this plants are longer. This fine variety has a much synchronized ear emergence and maturity of grains. 
Rice recovery is high – 66-67 per cent. It yields up to 50 bags of paddy (one bag usually weighs 68 kg.).Seeds may be available on