Telangana sona (RNR 15048): a short duration, low glycemic, super fine grain, high yielding rice variety


Chandra Mohan Y*, Krishna L, Surender Raju Ch, Damodhar Raju Ch, Rama Gopala Varma N, Jagadeeshwar R, Kiran babu T and Raghu Rami Reddy P

Rice Research Centre, ARI, PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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Received: 25th November 2021; Accepted: 20th December 2021


Telangana sona (RNR 15048) was derived from a cross between two released varieties, MTU 1010 and JGL 3855 through pedigree method of breeding. Telangana Sona is a short slender, super fine variety suitable for both kharif and rabi seasons. It is semi-tall, short duration (125 days), high yielding variety (6500-7000 kg/ ha) having resistance to blast disease, suitable for late sowing conditions and has high head rice recovery (>67%). It is a low glycemic index variety with GI of 51.0. Telangana Sona was released by Professor Jaya Shanker Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) through 1st State Variety Release Committee (SVRC) meeting of Govt. of Telangana and was notified vide Indian Gazette Notification NO. S.O 2238€, dated 29.06.2016 for cultivation in the State of Telangana. Considering the uniqueness of the variety, Telangana Sona (RNR 15048) variety was also registered under PPV&FRA bearing Registration No. 196 of 2018 at Govt. of India.