Sona Masuri is high yielding rice variety which is very popular and premium rice. It is evolved from two popular rice varieties sona and masuri. Both of these varieties are themselves high yielding. Masuri is medium tall with short fine grains and very tasty. It has special character of highly nitrogen responsiveness. Sona is a super fine grain. It has small problem of threshability. By crossing these two, sona masuri is developed.