Govt may soon notify Pusa 1121 as basmati

The government is likely to notify Pusa 1121 rice variety, which is the world's longest grain, as basmati, as a ban on shipment of non-basmati rice prevents its sale abroad. "The agriculture ministry is likely to send a proposal either this week or next week to the cabinet for approving the 1121 variety as Basmati rice," an industry source said. There are six traditional varieties