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1. Rice farming is practiced in several agro ecological zones in India. No other country in the world has such diversity in rice ecosystems.
2. Because cultivation is so widespread, development of four distinct types of ecosystems have been reported in India.
3. Six distinct Rice based ecosystems in India are:
1. Irrigated Rice Eco System
2. Rainfed Upland Rice Eco System
3. Rainfed Lowland Rice Eco System
4. Flood Prone Rice Eco System
5. Deep water ecosystem
6. Tidal wetland ecosystem