- A farmer scientist of Junagadh district, Gujarat Shri Vallabhai Vastambhai Marvaniya developed biofortified carrots. The carrots are locally called “Madhuban Gajar”. It is rich in β-carotene and iron.
- The biofortified carrot variety is benefiting more than 150 local farmers. The yield of the variety is 40 to 50 tonnes per hectare.The variety has been cultivated in over 1000 hectares of land this season.
Nutrition of the carrot
- The biofortified carrot has been developed through selection method. It has 277.75 mg/kg of β-Carotene and 276.7 mg/kg of iron