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20
Jul

Aromatic Rice: An Overview

Rice (Oryza sativa), one of the three most important food crops in the world, forms the staple diet of 2.7 billion people. It is grown successfully in different parts of the world from 39°S south (Australia) to 50°N latitude (China). It can grow at altitudes ranging from 10 feet below sea level to 10,000 feet above sea level. Rice is a major food crop that is grown in dry land (or upland) conditions on mountain slopes as well as in wetland conditions in Valley bottoms and in terraced fie
19
Jul

Future prospects of aromatic rice

For centuries Basmati rice has been the food of choice for rich and enlightened people. Awareness about the unique cooking and eating qualities of Basmati rice is increasing. Every year the domestic and the international demands are on the increase. In India Basmati cultivation is spreading to neighboring districts of Basmati growing states.

Modern rice mills with complete automation have further improved the physical quality of Basmati rice. Now, it is possible to separate well develo
18
Apr

Economic potential of hybrid rice in Eastern Uttar Pradesh

Hybrid rice was planted in an area of 1.3 m ha and additional rice production of 1.5 to 2.5 m t was added to the Indian food basket through this technology during the year 2010. More than 80 % of the total hybrid rice area is in eastern Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, with some little area in states like Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Punjab and Haryana. Since hybrid rice technology is likely to play a key role in increasing the rice production in India, a  study w
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