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Basmati Rice GI Tagging

The Madras High Court had dismissed the Madhya Pradesh government’s plea for GI tagging of Basmati rice grown in the state. Basmati Rice The Basmati variety is noted for its slender, elongated and aromatic grains. The distinctive flavour and aroma of the rice is due to the presence of a compound called 2AP or 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. ..

Status on Indian Coffee report released

The Status of Indian Coffee report was released in early December highlighting one of the biggest crisis situation faced by the Karnataka coffee belt. The Karnataka Growers’ Federation reported that the state production has dropped by 40%. Karnataka accounts for 70% of the total national production of coffee which stands at about 3.2 lakh tonnes. ..

Addressing India’s Water Crisis

Most of the efforts to tackle the water crisis are concentrated in desperately and endlessly trying to increase the supply of water. But not enough attention is paid towards solutions on the demand side. Water Consumption in Farming Agriculture is the largest consumer of water in India. About 90 per cent of is consumed in ..

Jal Hi Jeevan Scheme of Haryana

The government of Haryana has launched the scheme Jal Hi Jeevan to replace the paddy crop with that of Maize and other crops to aid in water conservation through crop diversification. The scheme aims to address the depleting water table of the state. Objectives of the Scheme To reduce the area of water-guzzling crops in ..

Tackling Anaemia

Even though India has was to dramatically reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty from 306 million people living on less than $1.90 (on a PPP basis) a day in 2011 to 48 million today, it is puzzling to see why it has been unable to show a similar dynamism in its record ..

Bamboo rice showed up in Odisha nearly after four decades

Bamboo rice has shown up in Odisha nearly after four decades. It was last witnessed Bamboo rice in 1979 in Odisha. The Forest Authorities of Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary in Cuttack district have opened up the gates for the forest dwellers to collect the Bamboo rice. Whenever the bamboo rice shows up, it would be accompanied ..

RKB-Assam launched as part of World Bank funded project- Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation

The Rice Knowledge Bank – Assam (RKB-Assam) is an agriculture web portal i.e. dedicated to enhancing knowledge on rice production techniques, agricultural technologies, best production practices and state agriculture facts. It serves to address the challenges for agricultural development by supporting fast and effective transfer of technologies and knowledge from the research laboratory to farmer’s ..

The 6th IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) inaugurated in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently dedicated to the nation – the 6th IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (IRRI SARC) at the campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The first international Center in the eastern India is expected to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice ..