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Thirteen rabi sorghum genotypes were studied for root traits in rabi 2013-14 at All India Sorghum Improvement Project, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri in Phule Root Box Structure under receding soil moisture. The genotypes were sown on exclusively receding soil moisture under rainout shelter. The results of soil moisture status revealed that the soil moisture gradually decreased from sowing till the harvest of crop. The moisture depletion was less at vegetative phase as compared to reproductive phase. The sharp decrease with increasing depth was observed at reproductive phase. Root studies revealed that the genotype RSV 1410 showed better root traits viz., root weight, number, length and volume as compared to M 35-1. Correlation studies indicate that root traits viz.; root weight (0.629*), root number (0.579*) and root length (0.649*) showed significant and positive correlation with grain yield Thus as per the objective of present investigation, the rabi sorghum genotype RSV 1410 and Phule Anuradha were identified donor parent which can be utilized in crop improvement programme especially for drought tolerance.