2000 for late sown in NEPZ), pea (HUDP-15 in 1999 for NEPZ and EZ), green
gram (HUM-1, namely, Malviya Jyoti in 1999 for CZ and SZ for spring season and SZ for kharif season; HUM-2,namely, Malviya Jagriti in 2000 for entire Uttar Pradesh and Uttranchal for Zaid season; HUM-6, namely, Malviya Janpriya
in 2001 for entire Uttar Pradesh for zaid season; Malviya Janchetna in 2003 for NEPZ for summer season), pigeonpea (MA-3, namely, Malviya Vikalp in 1999 for CZ for kharif season; MA-6, namely, Malviya Vikash in 2003 for NEPZ
for kharif season; MAL -13, namely, Malviya Chamatkar in 2003 for NEPZ for Kharif
season and Lentil (HUL-57) namely Malaviya Vishwanath in
2004 for NEPZ for rainfed condition. The varieties released from this centre have replaced to a great extent the age-old traditional cultivars of both traditional and
non-traditional crops of the region. Besides varieties, the department has achieved excellent results on basic researches, for example, establishment of translocation and trisomic stocks and fertile tertiary trisomics and
diplodized tetraploids in pearl millet, development of auto-tetraploids of pea and repeseed, standardization of squash technique for somatic chromosomes in safflower, nature of gene action for different economic traits, useful
induced mutants in various crops, establishment of translocation and autotetraploids in sofflower, highly effective Rhzobium strains for mungbean (MO-5), pea (P-5), chikpea (G-567, GHUR-15, and GHUR-22) and rajmash (HURR-3
and Raj-2) developed and being used as biofertilizers. Bacteriophage infectious to Rhizobium species isolated for the first time from Indian soils. Rhizobiophages used successfully for typing of rhizobial strains
inhabiting nodules of mungbean and pea.
In addition to academic and research activities, the department is also engaged in the uplift
may of socio-economic status of the
farming community through Extension activities training programmes popularization of zero till technology, production and distribution of quality seeds, popular articles and TV and Radio talks.