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Prof EA Siddiq
  • One of the eminent scholars of our time, Padma Shri Prof. Siddiq writes for RKMP on "Rice Research in India" covering various aspects. This comprehensive paper covers different facets of rice research carried out in India since Independence. While going through this paper, we hope that you will experience the transformation that the country has seen in last five decades.
  • Welcome to the journey of Indian rice research!

  • Impact of high yield technology

    Socio-economic impact of the high yield technology may be assess through a variety of indicators, which include on the positive angle, growth trends of rice production and productivity, per capita availability and level of food/rice sufficiency, percentage contribution of rice to nation’s food grain production, income and employment generation, net returns to grower and price levels affordable to consumer, export prospects and...

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  • The Balance sheet

           Notwithstanding such an impressive growth in food grain and rice production and its laudable socio-economic impact, the country witnessed and experienced the agricultural balance sheet is quite disappointing. Amidst grain mountains physically enough to feed all, paradoxically the country remains the home to the largest number of undernourished in the world. It accounts for more than one fifths of the world’s 1.2...

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  • Demand projections and prospects of achieving

              Primarily based on the actual consumption visa vis population growth and rising per capita income as well as the need to take into account the growing export prospects and maintenance of the stipulated bufferstock, rice demand in the next 10-20 years, though estimated variedly by economists, would be no less than additional 20 and 35 million tonnes respectively over and above what is...

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  • The Balance sheet

           Notwithstanding such an impressive growth in food grain and rice production and its laudable socio-economic impact, the country witnessed and experienced the agricultural balance sheet is quite disappointing. Amidst grain mountains physically enough to feed all, paradoxically the country remains the home to the largest number of undernourished in the world. It accounts for more than one fifths of the world’s 1.2...

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  • Impact of high yield technology

    Socio-economic impact of the high yield technology may be assess through a variety of indicators, which include on the positive angle, growth trends of rice production and productivity, per capita availability and level of food/rice sufficiency, percentage contribution of rice to nation’s food grain production, income and employment generation, net returns to grower and price levels affordable to consumer, export prospects and...

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  • Impact of high yield technology

    Socio-economic impact of the high yield technology may be assess through a variety of indicators, which include on the positive angle, growth trends of rice production and productivity, per capita availability and level of food/rice sufficiency, percentage contribution of rice to nation’s food grain production, income and employment generation, net returns to grower and price levels affordable to consumer, export prospects and...

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  • Reaching out the Technology to farmers

            Extension component of agriculture in India is one of the largests in the world in size and competence in reaching out to farmers with latest in farm technology. Its role had been commendable in the early decades of the high yield technology. It had been through a slew of extension skills, which included on-farm demonstrations of new varietal and matching production technologies, farmers-scientists...

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  • Basic Research

              Contribution of India to basic research on rice is no less. Extensive Review of so diverse areas and large volumes of research findings on crop breeding, crop production and protection and allied disciplines carried out by Indian scientists in the last 60 years would be beyond the scope of the present exercise. Yet, without highlighting some of the pioneering research contributions of our scientists, the exercise would...

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  • Disease management

                  One of the adverse impacts of extensive adoption of the high yielding varieties was the emergence of insect pests and pathogens unknown to exist in India, such as BPH, BLB and RTV. Appearing recurrently on epidemic scale in the early decades necessitated serious research efforts to manage them effectively. Of the various strategies contemplated then, host plant resistance has been the priority to take...

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  • Management of biotic stresses

    Insect pest management

    Warm humid environment, under which rice is grown in the country, is conducive for incidence of insect pests and disease causing pathogens. The spectrum of insect pests has increased from a couple of them in the pre high yield technology period to a dozen in the high yield and post high yield era. Frequent outbreaks of BPH along with white backed planthopper and gallmidge in increasingly...

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