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Madhya Pradesh govt launches the rice fortification pilot program

Accelerates its commitment to food fortification as a strategy to reduce anaemia and micronutrient deficiencies in the state. Fortified rice to be provided at Rs. 1 per kg to beneficiaries........................

Scientists identify genes to improve fertilizer nitrogen use efficiency in rice

After analyzing over 16,600 genes, scientists have systematically shortlisted 62 candidate genes and then further narrowed them down to “06 high priority target genes” for their potential to improve NUE in rice.........................

A new technique to boost rice production

In a new study, a team consisting of researchers from the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) and Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) has now come out with a new technique that is based on bulked-seed where more than 200 seeds can be analyzed at one go........................

Export of essential agri commodities increases by 43.4% during April-September, 2020

Major commodity groups that have recorded positive export growth during April-Sept, 2020-21 vis-à-vis April-Sept, 2019-20 are Groundnut (35%), Refined Sugar (104%), wheat (206%), Basmati Rice (13%) and Non-Basmati Rice (105%).............

Excess white rice intake linked to new onset of Type 2...

Data from the large multinational Prospective, Urban Rural Epidemiological Study (PURE study) just published online in the American Journal Diabetes Care, confirms an association between excess white rice intake with incident (new onset) type 2 diabetes........................

New research findings by Indian scientists might improve rice productivity

In a new study, researchers from the leading institutes in India have identified a region in the genome of rice, which seems to have the potential for improving productivity.........................

Alternative dwarfing genes in wheat can eliminate rice crop residue burning

Scientists at Pune based Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) have mapped two alternative dwarfing genes Rht14 and Rht18 in wheat. The improved wheat lines will help reducing stubble burning incidences under the rice-wheat cropping system..................

COVID-19: FCI ramps up food grain supplies across the country amid...

Total 352 rakes carrying about 9.86 LMT food grains have been moved since the lockdown began on 24th March...............

Scientists unravel the fungus responsible for ‘Sheath Blight’ disease in rice

The researchers at NIPGR, Delhi have identified several genes and gene families in the strain that might account for their disease aggressiveness. This genomic insight is expected to help develop rice varieties resistant to sheath blight disease....................

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

The new crop could withstand salt concentration of up to 200 micromoles per litre or about half as saline as seawater without affecting normal growth and grain yield under greenhouse conditions............