NRRI research to benefit rice farmers say union agriculture minister

11 months ago | 09-05-2016 | IBNS

Cuttack, May 9 : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh said that National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) is carrying out researches on doubled haploid, an important aspect in plant breeding, at a public meeting in Kandapur, Cuttack, Odisha, on Monday. .

He also said that NRRI has developed CR Paddy 310 for the first time in the world, which contains 11pc protein while other species of rice generally contain 6-7pc protein.

Minister further added that the Institute is continuously trying to make rice farming beneficial and lasting.

The minister also spoke about various initiatives launched by the central government for the welfare of farmers.

The Central Rice Research Institute was set up on April 23, 1946. Elevated to a national institute, it is now known as National Rice Research Institute. It is part of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

This Institute has developed 114 rice species for different agriculture climate condition.

The Institute has two research stations- Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station (CRURRS), Hazaribagh, in Jharkhand, and the Regional Rainfed Lowland Rice Research Station (RRLRRS), Gerua, in Assam.