12th November 2014, Pune
Onion variety “Bhima Red” has been licensed by ICAR-Directorate on Onion and Garlic Research, Pune12th November, 2014, Pun to M/s. Safalmantra Agro Farms Private Limited (SAFPL), Navi Mumbai. A Memorandum of Understanding in this regard was signed by the Directorate with SAFPL on 12/11/2014.
SAFPL is all women lead organization, in the business of producing and marketing sustainable agro-products.
As per MoU, DOGR has extended a non-exclusive license to SAFPL for seed production and distribution of Bhima Red. Bhima Red is a high yielding onion variety recommended for cultivation in kharif seasonin Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamilnadu, inlate kharif season in Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra and for rabi in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. It matures in 105-110 days after transplanting in kharif season and in 110-120 days after transplanting in late kharif and rabi seasons. The MoU will promote the cultivation of this variety by ensuring the better availability of quality seed to the farmers.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate on Onion and Garlic Research, Pune)