Rice VGD 1 (ADT43 / Seeragasamba) a fine grain, medium duration variety was released from this station during 2019 for general cultivation. It matures in 129 days with semi-dwarf, erect, high tillering, non lodging plant habit with grain type similar to land race Seeragasamba. It is suitable for Samba and late samba seasons. Its average grain yield is 5859 kg/ha with 32.56 and 13.80 per cent increase over Seeragasamba and TKM 13 respectively. The potential yield of this variety is 9500 kg/ha. It is moderately resistant to leaf folder, blast and brown spot.