Farmers across Tamil Nadu have been struggling with their regular cultivation. Banana growers, who are mostly dependent on water as the crops are considered to be one of the most water-soluble crops are also sitting with their fingers crossed.

Now, researchers from ICAR- National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) have recommended that banana cultivators go ahead with the drought-tolerant varieties of banana that they have developed.

“We recommend drought-tolerant banana varieties that are developed by the NRCB, the Kaveri Saba, Kaveri Kalki and Karpuravalli varieties have emerged as standout options for farmers. These varieties have demonstrated a robust ability to withstand water limitations, making them suitable choices for regions facing acute water scarcity challenges,” said Dr R. Selvarajan, Director of NRCB.