Development of biofortified cultivars of staple crops can make significant contributions to reducing micronutrient malnutrition and several associated adverse health consequences. Pearl millet variety Dhanashakti, bred for high iron content, is an early maturing open-pollinated variety that has the highest level of iron content in any pearl millet cultivar produced so far. Dhanashakti also marks the first high-iron biofortified cultivar of any crop officially released and already adopted by farmers in India.
Rai, K.N.; Patil, H.T.; Yadav, O.P.; Govindaraj, M.; Khairwal, I.S.; Cherian, B.; Rajpurohit, B.S.; Rao, A.S.; Shivade, H.; Kulkarni, M.P. Dhanashakti : A high-iron pearl millet variety. Indian Farming (2014) 64 (7) 32-34.