Gujarat Rice 21 (Vatrak)
Year of Release 2021
Area and Condition for which release Transplanted rice growing areas of the Gujarat State
Special Features: This variety has early to medium maturity with medium plant height, more number of productive tillers and possesses medium slender kernel type grain.
Name of centre MRRS, Nawagam
Average yield 5345 kg/ha

This variety gave 5345 kg/ha grain yield which is 44.9, 23.0 and 7.0 per cent higher over the check GR 4, GR 12 and Mahisagar respectively.  The variety has ideal milling recovery i.e. 69.44% with head rice recovery of 62.51%, which was higher or at par to the check varieties. The unpolished rice of the variety contain 39.80 and 22.54 mg/kg and polished rice contain 16.90 and 19.23 mg/kg Fe and Zn, respectively which is higher than check varieties. Moderately resistant to the major insect-pests viz. white backed plant hoppers, yellow stem borer and leaf folder as well as major diseases like leaf blast, neck blast, bacterial leaf blight, sheath rot and grain discoloration.