Vipasha (HPL-5) : This variety has been released for general cultivation in Himachal Pradesh to replace variety L 9-12. Its foliage is light green and wax-free. Seeds are bold and possess attractive light brown colour with light orange cotyledons.
The variety is free from hard seed. It has a field resistance to lentil blight. It takes about 175-180 days to mature. Average yield is 14-15 q/ha giving 40-50 per cent more yield than other varieties.