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New breed will be free from pesticide residue & giving 150% more per-hectare yield

They’re back to growing maize due to drop in groundwater level

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on non acceptance of basmati rice produced in Madhya Pradesh by APEDA, 06/08/2014. The Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge) Smt.

Stating that the overall area under rice production had reduced from 45,000 hectares to 32,000 hectares in the last 10 years due to mining, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Director,

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed in principle to finance, what is said to be the first-ever directly-funded farm project, multidimensional research project for improving Basmati rice val

The agriculture scientists of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have developed a Basmati rice variety (HUBR 10-9), which recorded 60% higher yield than TarawadiBasmati, 20% higher than PusaBasmati and

While basmati export has already plunged to low of 0.6 million tons from 2.1 million ton in 2013, the recent floods have ruined the 50 per cent of the Basmati growing area in the country.

Indian basmati meant for exports is blended with a small percentage of non basmati long grain varieties.

Exporters seek govt help as a close vigil by the US raises costs and obstructs sales

Basmati rice exports to the US have plunged because many Indian firms are under an import alert by the US authorities, leading to a detailed scrutiny for pesticide residue in every grain being shipped out. This has raised costs, upset schedules and obstructed sales, prompting exporters to seek government intervention.