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Nuclear Agriculture

BARC develops high yielding seed varieties by inducing mutations using Gamma radiation. Gamma radiation only accelerates the mutations which otherwise occurs naturally over a much longer periods of time. So far BARC released 42 seed varieties for commercial exploitation. Mutations can be in such a way that the crops mature early, to withstand biotic and abiotic stresses and to obtain better nutritional quality.

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Trombay (BARC) Crop Varieties released for commercial Cultivation