This variety was bred for high content of iron and zinc
This variety was bred for high content of iron and zinc. With the official release, Dhanashakti now can be produced by public-sector seed agencies for which adequate quantities of breeder seed can be obtained from ICRISAT and MPKV, Rahuri.
Rai, K.N.; Patil, H.T.; Yadav, O.P.; Govindaraj, M.; Kairwal, I.S.; Cherian, B.; Rajpurohit, B.S.; Rao, A.S.; Shivade, H.; Kulkarni, M.P. Notification of crop varieties and registration of germplasm: Pearl millet variety Dhanashakti. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding (2014) 74 (3) 405-406.