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1800. 

What is the name of biofortified carrot variety developed by Shri Vallabhhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya, a farmer scientist from Junagadh district, Gujarat which has high ?-carotene and iron content?

[A]. Madhuban Gajar
[B]. Gujarati Gajar
[C]. Juna Gajar
[D]. Biofortified Gajar

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

A biofortified carrot variety named 'Madhuban Gajar' was developed by Shri Vallabhhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya, a farmer scientist from Junagadh district, Gujarat. The carrot has high ?-carotene and iron content. Madhuban Gajar is benefitting more than 150 local farmers in the area. It is planted in an area of over 200 hectares in Junagadh. The average yield of the carrot is 40-50 tonnes per hectare .

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