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Scientists developing salt-resistant rice


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Scientists are developing a salt-resistant rice variety after a huge tsunami last year hit paddy fields in Japan leaving behind a salty sludge. Farmlands that accumulate ... Read more...

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Basmati rice aroma to waft through global dishes


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India will promote the use of basmati rice in global dishes and non-traditional markets aimed to boost exports, a senior official said Wednesday."We are trying ... Read more...

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Dhaka developing world’s first vitamin-A rich rice


April 20th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 20 (IANS) Bangladesh is conducting trials of what scientists claim is the world's first-ever vitamin A-rich rice.The Golden Rice, which is a genetically engineered variety, will go through ... Read more...

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New rice variety developed for water-logged areas (Lead)


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Cuttack, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian agricultural scientists Wednesday claimed to have developed a new paddy variety for water- logged areas. Vast tracts of land under rice cultivation in many states ... Read more...

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Indian scientists develop new rice variety for water-logged areas


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 (IANS) Scientists in India Wednesday claimed to have developed a new paddy variety for semi-deep water logged areas.The variety, christened "CR Dhan-501", was developed at ... Read more...

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Sweeping changes in agriculture needed as world warms and grows


February 12th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A group of prestigious scientists has warned that the looming threats of global climate change and population growth call for sweeping changes in agriculture.The research team, led by ... Read more...

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Dhaka, Delhi agree on cooperation in agriculture


January 8th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) Bangladesh and India Friday agreed on long-term cooperation in agricultural research and technologies, meant to save crops from natural disasters in vast parts of the two neighbouring ... Read more...

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Treat basmati rice as a niche product, government urged


November 11th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Rice exporters Wednesday urged the government not to interfere in the export of basmati rice and treat the rice variety as a "niche product". "We urge ... Read more...

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Bangladesh readies flood-tolerant rice varieties


November 7th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 7 (IANS) Bangladesh is set to release three flood-tolerant rice varieties to farmers that would help prevent up to a million tonnes of annual crop loss caused by flash floods ... Read more...

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Scientists develop rice that requires no cooking


October 5th, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, Oct 5 (IANS) Indian scientists claim to have developed a rice variety that requires no cooking, only soaking in water.The rice variety developed at the government-run Central Rice ... Read more...

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Exporters deny reports of rice contamination


October 1st, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Indian rice exporters Thursday dismissed reports that Iran had banned an Indian basmati rice variety after finding it contaminated, and said exports to that country were still ... Read more...

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Include Madhya Pradesh in Basmati-producing areas: Chouhan


September 24th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 24 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the centre to include the state among those where the Basmati rice variety is grown, officials said here Thursday. In ... Read more...

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Vanishing red rice to get legal protection


July 30th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Scientists are trying to protect a traditional rice variety that is on the verge of extinction in Himachal Pradesh. The red rice is more disease-resistant and ... Read more...

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“Waterproof” rice to tackle crop loss in India (Re-Issue)


November 23rd, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): "Waterproof" versions of popular varieties of rice, which can withstand 2 weeks of complete submergence, have successfully passed tests in farmers'' fields in India and Bangladesh, and ... Read more...

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Waterproof rice to tackle crop loss in India


November 22nd, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Waterproof versions of popular varieties of rice, which can withstand 2 weeks of complete submergence, have successfully passed tests in farmers fields in India and Bangladesh, and ... Read more...

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Export ban on rice, wheat to be reviewed by Nov 9


September 4th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) The central government will review the current ban on export of rice, wheat, maize and pulses by Nov 9, a top government official said here."The empowered group of ... Read more...

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Kerala residents in Australia seek rice from home


July 17th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Kerala expatriates settled in Australia are seeking a particular rice variety from their state as its supply has virtually stopped, leading to skyrocketing prices. The Melbourne chapter of ... Read more...

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Haryana wants minimum support price for paddy hiked


June 21st, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to hike the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy to at least Rs.1,200 per quintal from ... Read more...

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Ponni rice in patent row


June 10th, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), June 10 (ANI): Farmers in Tamil Nadu growing popular non-basmati rice 'Ponni' have protested vociferously over Malaysia being granted trademark rights for the rice variety.One of the Malaysia's ... Read more...

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Bangladesh plans fund to combat natural disasters


April 17th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, April 17(IANS) Disaster-prone Bangladesh plans to create a management fund in its next budget in June to fight the fallout of natural hazards like floods and cyclones that took thousands of ... Read more...

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