Kesho Phou- Improved Paddy Variety

Following the recognition during 9th National Biennial Award Function organized by National Innovation Foundation-India held on 4th March 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi Shri. Wahengbam Kesho Singh was felicitated with the title "Rice Innovator" and also received appreciation call from District Agriculture officer / Project Director of ATMA of Bishnupur district and experts of KVK, Imphal West, Manipur. The innovator is a progressive farmer from Bishnupur district of Manipur.

Based on his achievement on developing Kesho Phou- high yielding paddy variety he has been recommended for Best Farmer Award by ATMA of Bishnupur district, Manipur for the State Level Farmer Fair to be held on 2-3rd May 2017 at Imphal, Manipur.

He was felicitated with the title of "Rice Innovator" at 52nd Annual Rice Group Meeting hosted by Assam Agricultural University and supported by ICAR - Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad during 9-11 April 2017.

The salient feature of the variety

  • High yield
  • Long paniclewith high number of grains
  • Broad leaves and semi-erect culms
  • High number of tillers per plant
  • Tolerant to stem borer
  • High recovery percentage