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What do we lose when we lose a grain of rice? | Story of Goa's Korgut rice, grown in its Khazans, is story of the state
India

What do we lose when we lose a grain of rice? | Story of Goa's Korgut rice, grown in its Khazans, is story of the state

Korgut — a salinity-resistant rice variety specific to the reclaimed wetlands known as Khazans — embodies vital aspects of Goan history, ecology and culture

Alkaline diet helps maintain good pH balance in body, likely to prevent disease
Health

Alkaline diet helps maintain good pH balance in body, likely to prevent disease

The study says that consuming a diet rich in alkaline foods can not only prevent kidney diseases but also results in an increase in growth hormone levels, prevention of muscle loss and can even help deal with chronic pain and inflammation.

Arsenic poisoning and rice: Thorough washing, cooking in excess water may help cut exposure
India

Arsenic poisoning and rice: Thorough washing, cooking in excess water may help cut exposure

A recent study said that flood irrigation used to cultivate rice in India leads to longer exposure to contaminated water and soil, increasing the rate of arsenic absorption

Malaysia signs record rice import deal with India after rival suppliers restrict exports; shipment may rise this year
Business

Malaysia signs record rice import deal with India after rival suppliers restrict exports; shipment may rise this year

India is now offering white rice for around $390-$400 per tonne compared with more than $450 for other countries, exporters said.

Govt projects 4th consecutive year of record foodgrain output at 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20
Business

Govt projects 4th consecutive year of record foodgrain output at 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20

The country is estimated to achieve an all-time high foodgrain production of 295.67 million tonne in 2019-20 crop year, the fourth consecutive year of record production, buoyed by good rains, the Agriculture Ministry's latest data released on Friday said

Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon
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Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon

The agriculture ministry aims to increase foodgrain production by 6.35 million tonnes to record 298.3 million tonnes in the 2020-21 crop year riding high on hopes of normal monsoon

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cabinet okays supply of 2 kg extra subsidised foodgrains through ration shops
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Cabinet okays supply of 2 kg extra subsidised foodgrains through ration shops

To ensure sufficient supply during the lockdown, the government on Thursday decided to increase the monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries

Govt pegs wheat production at record 106.21 mn tonne in 2019-20 on increase in acreage, good monsoon rains
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Govt pegs wheat production at record 106.21 mn tonne in 2019-20 on increase in acreage, good monsoon rains

Wheat production has been estimated at a record level for this year as acreage under wheat crop has increased substantially due to better soil moisture following good monsoon rains.

Rice exports likely to hit seven-year low on weak demand from African countries, higher prices, say industry officials
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Rice exports likely to hit seven-year low on weak demand from African countries, higher prices, say industry officials

The south Asian country could export 10 to 11 million tonnes of rice in the fiscal year 2019/20 that started on 1 April, Gupta said.

As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times ahead
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As Punjab's groundwater levels drop alarmingly, farmers confront desperate times ahead

As water tables in Punjab fall, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers. Punjab is warned of turning into a desert state in 25 years. Paddy, biggest water guzzler, sees continued cultivation as agricultural reforms fail.

Producing coarse grains can help mitigate climate change effects on food supply
science

Producing coarse grains can help mitigate climate change effects on food supply

As compared to rice, alternative grains are less sensitive to climate variability and their yields are not as affected.

High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme
Politics

High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme

Even though govt data shows the Ujjwala scheme exceeding its target of providing 5 crore subsidised LPG connections, the scheme has been a dud on the ground with BPL families claiming they can't afford LPG refills

Rice export rates rise in India on strong rupee as demand remains moderate; few takers for Thai variety
Business

Rice export rates rise in India on strong rupee as demand remains moderate; few takers for Thai variety

Demand remained flat and the price fluctuation was due to the exchange rate between the local currency baht and the US dollar, traders said.

At Kochi Muziris Biennale, a food project showcases indigenous varieties of rice from across India, presented in unique ways
Life

At Kochi Muziris Biennale, a food project showcases indigenous varieties of rice from across India, presented in unique ways

At the Kochi Muziris Biennale, a very interesting food project showcasing indigenous varieties of rice, many little known and presented in unique ways, is something you should consider stopping by at.

Global warming likely to reduce crop production by over 15% in 2020; govt report warns of highest losses in UP, Rajasthan, Bengal
India

Global warming likely to reduce crop production by over 15% in 2020; govt report warns of highest losses in UP, Rajasthan, Bengal

The impact of global warming will also affect the quality reducing the concentration of grain protein. The heavy rainfall due to climate stress will affect the production of tomato and onion and production of the latter may go down by 27 percent in 2020.

Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoon
Business

Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoon

India harvested a record 284.83 MT of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June).

Punjab labour shortage: Rising scarcity of farm workers pushes up production cost, inclination towards machine farming
India

Punjab labour shortage: Rising scarcity of farm workers pushes up production cost, inclination towards machine farming

A report prepared by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry states that between 2004-05 and 2011-12, a large percentage of the workforce across states moved away from agriculture.

India's foodgrain output to touch new record of 284.83 mn tonnes in 2017-18: Agriculture ministry
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India's foodgrain output to touch new record of 284.83 mn tonnes in 2017-18: Agriculture ministry

In its fourth advance estimate released on Tuesday, the ministry revised upward the total foodgrain production by 5.3 million tonnes from the previous projection of 279.51 million tonnes for the 2017-18 crop year.

BJP govt in Chhattisgarh increases MSP of rice by Rs 200; paddy farmers decry 'pointless' hike as inadequate
India

BJP govt in Chhattisgarh increases MSP of rice by Rs 200; paddy farmers decry 'pointless' hike as inadequate

Despite a hike of Rs 200 per quintal to Rs 1750 in the minimum support price (MSP) of rice by BJP govt, paddy farmers in Chhattisgarh are an unhappy lot.

India earns Rs 18,000 cr per year from export of basmati rice, says agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh
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India earns Rs 18,000 cr per year from export of basmati rice, says agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh

India has earned more than Rs 18,000 crore foreign exchange per year from the export of basmati rice, especially from the variety 1121 developed by the country's top agri-institute ICAR, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Monday