ICAR-DOGR Signs MoU with Dinkar Seeds Pvt. Ltd. for Onion variety “Bhima Super” 


A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar and the Dinkar Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Sabarkantha Gujarat on 28th May 2019. The MoU was signed by Dr. Vijay Mahajan, In-charge Director, ICAR-DOGR and K. C. Patel Chairman, Dinkar Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Sabarkantha Gujarat. ICAR-DOGR was also represented by Dr. A. J. Gupta, PS (Hort.), Dr. S. Gawande, PS (Patho), Dr. Shailendra Gadge, Sr Sci. Extn. and Mrs. Ashwini Benke, Scientist (Gen.) & Member secretary, ITMU. Dinkar Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Sabarkantha Gujarat was represented by Kundan Patel and Vijay D. Zote.

Bhima Super, a red onion variety developed by ICAR-DOGR has been identified for release for kharif season in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. It can also be grown in late kharif. It has an average yield of 20 - 22 t/ha in kharif and 40 - 45 t/ha in late kharif. Bulbs attain maturity within 100-105 days after transplanting (DAT) in kharif and 110 -120 DAT in late kharif. It produces mostly single centered bulbs.

Dr Majahan has expressed his views on potential of this onion variety “Bhima Super” and hope best work in seed production by Dinkar Seeds Pvt. Ltd. Vote of thanks was expressed by Mrs. Ashwini Benke, Scientist, ICAR-DOGR.