<i>BRRI invents four varieties of rice </i>
Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) last year invented four new varieties of rice -- BRRI Dhan-48, BRRI Dhan-49, BRRI Dhan-50 (Bangla Moti) and BRRI Hybrid Dhan-2.
With these the number of rice varieties invented by the organisation stood at 51, scientists at the BRRI informed.
Scientists said BRRI-48 is medium in size and can be transplanted in 'Aus season'. Yield per hector is 5 metric tons.
BRRI-49 is similar to 'Nazirshail' rice. It can be transplanted in 'Aman season'. The variety has higher disease resistance power. Rain and storm cannot damage the rice much.
BRRI-50 is known as Bangla Moti rice. This aromatic rice is suitable for 'Boro season'. The size of the variety is better than Indian and Pakistani 'basmati rice'.
BRRI Hybrid Dhan-2 is suitable for 'boro season'. It is medium fine and tasty and yield is 8.5 metric tons per hectare.