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'Foodgrain output likely to touch new record next crop year'

Foodgrain output is likely to touch a new record in the 2017-18 crop year to begin from July, on hopes of normal monsoon for the second straight year, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Monday.

Is rice healthy? The secret is hidden in its various types!

Is rice healthy? The secret is hidden in its various types!

Research has suggested that a part of the grain known as the subaleurone layer, which is present in brown rice but not in white rice, may provide protection against high blood pressure and atherosclerosis.

Government projects record foodgrains output in 2016-17

Government projects record foodgrains output in 2016-17

The government has set a target to achieve a record foodgrains production of 271.98 million tonnes in 2016-17 crop year on back of good monsoon after two consecutive drought years.

Want to get back in shape? Consuming brown rice is the solution!

Want to get back in shape? Consuming brown rice is the solution!

Health experts further believe that this not only accelerates weight loss but is also equivalent to a half-an-hour brisk walk.

Heart disease, cancer risk can be mitigated this way too – Read

Heart disease, cancer risk can be mitigated this way too – Read

The findings revealed that by soaking rice overnight the level of toxin - arsenic - was reduced by 80 percent.

Efficient use of sunlight can better crop yields

Efficient use of sunlight can better crop yields

They say the findings observed in tobacco plants could potentially be used to increase the yield of food crops like wheat and rice.

Indians win most international scholarships for rice, wheat research

Indians win most international scholarships for rice, wheat research

India has achieved a milestone of producing the highest number of winners in the Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholarship Programme (MBBISP).

Unbelievable! Six health benefits of leftover rice – From glowing skin to a trimmer waistline

Since this rice is a natural coolant, it reduces body heat and keeps you cool, if taken regularly.

BEWARE! Rice products may increase risk of urinary arsenic in infants!

 A new study suggests that infants who consume rice and it's product are more prone to have higher urinary arsenic concentrations than those who do not eat any type of rice.

Election Commission lifts ban on free rice supply in Kerala ahead of Assembly polls

Election Commission lifts ban on free rice supply in Kerala ahead of Assembly polls

The Election Commission on Wednesday gave its nod for implementing the free rice supply scheme which the Kerala government had announced in its 2016-17 budget.

Watch: You will never throw away rice water after this!

Turns out, we have been doing the wrong thing all this time.  

Hindus in Karachi celebrate Shivratri with rice, coconut and flower

Hindus in Karachi celebrate Shivratri with rice, coconut and flower

Dressed in sarees and adorned with beautiful pieces of jewellery, scores of women on Sunday prayed for a happy married life, the newspaper said.

India overtakes Thailand as world's largest rice exporter

India overtakes Thailand as world's largest rice exporter

Thailand ended 2015 behind India for rice exports. India sold 10.23 million tonnes of rice. Vietnam was third globally while China remained the number one importer of rice.

'Climate change to positively impact rice, tea in northeast'

Climate change is going to positively impact rice and tea in at least coming 15 years in the northeast.

Mamata Banerjee promises rice and wheat at Rs 2 per kg

The West Bengal government will give rice and wheat at a subsidised rate of Rs two per kg to over seven crore people in the state.

Indonesia considers rice import amid El Nino

El Nino has triggered drought and prolonged harvest as well as disturbed cultivation in paddy rice fields in Indonesia.

Foodgrain output to fall by 5% to 251 MT in 2014-15

The country had registered a record foodgrain production of 265.04 million tonnes in 2013-14 crop year (July-June). Wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses are part of foodgrain basket.

In India's grain bowl, recent rains ease weak monsoon worries

Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year.

Japan, US in for tough bilateral trade talks over rice, autos

Access to Japan`s rice market and the U.S. auto parts market remain obstacles to a bilateral deal between the two nations, which is vital to the success of a long-delayed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact. 

Rice procurement down by 8% this year so far

Rice procurement by government agencies is lagging behind by 8 percent at 9.2 million tonnes in the ongoing 2014-15 marketing year so far from the last year's level of 10 million tonnes during the same period.