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Rainfed Lowland Rice Eco System

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1. Rainfed lowland rice is found in East India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand, which is 25% of total rice area of the world.

2. In India, lowland rice area is about 14.4 million hectares, which accounts for 32.4 % of the total area under rice crop in the country.

3. Production is variable because of the lack of technology used in rice production.

4. Rainfed lowland farmers are typically challenged by poor soil quality, drought/flood conditions, and erratic yields.

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TNRRI, Aduthurai
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