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Narendra Modi’s Gift to Farmers: International Rice Research Centre
In his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted the farmers by inaugurating the International Rice Research Centre in Chandpur. Research will be carried out to improve rice yield and quality at this research centre. Not only will this centre benefit, but also the states associated with the whole of Northeast India. In Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and other states, Paddy is cultivated in large quantities. This research centre will also investigate the productivity of excellent species such as black salt, Raj Rani, Badshah Pasand, and black rice.
In this research centre, the quality, yield, delicacy, fragrance, and nutritionality of other hybrid species, including Purvanchal climates and aromatic arid, basmati, and mansuri, will be increased. The focus of the centre is to develop a variety of good genes with different gene types. Given the diabetes disease, work is also being done to improve the quality of the paddy. This research centre is the largest international institution in Eastern India at a cost of approximately Rs 93 crores. The Prime Minister has also visited the laboratory, library prior to inaugurating the research centre.
Source - Outlook Agriculture, December 29, 2018