Stubble Burning: Causes and Prevention

Stubble burning refers to deliberate act of setting the straw stubble that remains after rice, wheat and other grains have been harvested on fire. The stubble burning in the regions of Punjab and Haryana was one of the main reasons for the high levels of pollution in Delhi.  The environmental impacts of the stubble burning is contributing to […]


Cultivation and Export of Basmati Rice from India

Basmati Rice verities give aroma pleasant flavour after cooking. Indian basmati rice is known for its extra-long superfine slender grains with a length to breadth ratio of more than 3.5. It is most preferred especially for Biryani and Pulao preparation on special occasion and is sold at high premium value in the national and international […]

Fact Sheet: GI Protected Rice Varieties of India

The major GI Protected varieties of India are as follows: Navara Rice (Kerala) This rice variety is grown in Kerala and its cultivation. Palakkad in Kerala is the main land of Navara rice. This rice variety has not only nutritional and religious but also medicinal value. It received GI protection in 2007. This rice is […]

India’s Major Crops: Rice

Rice (Oryza sativa), a member of grass family (Poaceae) is a tropical plant associated with the wet and humid climate.  It is an important staple food crop for more than 60 per cent of the world people. Important Facts about Rice Globally, two major verities of rice are grown viz. Oryza sativa indicaand Oryza sativa japonica. Further, […]