The future of Indian scented rice?

Kalanamak grains were found in excavations at Aligarhwa (district Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India).

The system of rice intensification method shows how

Major aromatic non-basmati rices in some regions of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, whose germplasm is lost forever:

Robert Zeigler, director general of the Manila, Phillipines based, International Rice Research Institution IRRI talks to Sourav Mishra about the challenges that agricultural scientists face today

nitin sethi visits Arunachal Pradesh and finds the Apatani grappling with stereotypes and change

Genomic approach saves time and effort

Whose water is it, anyway?

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a method of paddy cultivation, though some consider and treat it as a technology. SRI method totally deviates from the traditional way of cultivating irrigated paddy over centuries and hence it has different water saving capabilities.

Uttaranchal is one of the newly formed states of the Indian Union which falls under the North Western Himalayan (NWH) zone. Even though Uttaranchal state as a whole is surplus with food production, the hill districts depicts a different picture. They face a shortage of about 29 thousand tonnes of foodgrains. Eleven out of the 13 districts in Uttaranchal come under hilly area of NWH region.

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