Indian Agricultural Research Institute

  • 21 Mar 2024

Indian Agricultural Research Institute flags illegal cultivation of its basmati varieties in Pakistan, posing challenges for Indian farmers and exporters.

  • IARI director demands legal action against unscrupulous seed firms in Pakistan.
  • PB-1121, PB-6, PB-1509, and newer IARI varieties illegally cultivated in Pakistan.
  • Pakistan's basmati exports lower than India's but gaining momentum.
  • Depreciation of Pakistani rupee aids its basmati exports to EU and UK.
  • Indian exporters concerned about the exploitation of their research efforts.