In developing and applying mutation breeding using ionizing radiation, India has a leading role among all nations. Indian scientists have been applying the technology since 1973.
Many varieties of mutant crops cultivated on tens of thousands of hectares enhance income in rural areas, contribute to environmentally sustainable food security and improve human nutrition in India.
The Hindu (September 20, 2013) has published an article titled “Mutation breeding of oil seeds, pulses and cereals” . It can be accessed at: