Several varieties of bottle gourd are available among farmers, but the bottle gourd variety developed by Acharya Narendra Dev Agricultural University is still very popular among farmers. Dr. Shivpujan Singh, chief scientist here, has developed more than half a dozen varieties of bottle gourd. Among the varieties developed by him, Narendra Shivani is the largest variety of bottle gourd, while Narendra Madhuri is a round shaped bottle gourd with high yield. Its taste is sweet. Buyers like this gourd the most in the market.