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Patented ‘village rice’

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  • May 31, 2021
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Patented ‘village rice’

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy 

In news

  • Recently, patented ‘village rice’ sourced from Kumbakonam, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu by a start-up Udaya Agro Farm was exported to Ghana & Yemen 
  • Enriched with protein, fibre, and a variety of minerals, ‘village rice’ is sourced directly from farmers of Thanjavur, also known as rice bowl of Tamil Nadu.

Do you know?

  • In March, 2021, the first consignment of ‘red rice’ from Assam was exported to the USA.
  • Iron rich ‘red rice’ is grown in Brahmaputra valley of Assam, without the use of any chemical fertilizer. The rice variety is referred as ‘Bao-dhaan’, which is an integral part of the Assamese food. 

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