Rice

'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.

May 22, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
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.

Mar 06, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
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.

Feb 15, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
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.

Feb 09, 2017, 09:42 AM IST
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.

Feb 08, 2017, 11:48 AM IST
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.

Nov 28, 2016, 11:34 AM IST
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).

Nov 18, 2016, 23:23 PM IST

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.

Sep 13, 2016, 15:47 PM IST

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.

Apr 26, 2016, 16:28 PM IST
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.

Apr 07, 2016, 13:28 PM IST

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

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

Apr 06, 2016, 22:41 PM IST
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.

Mar 07, 2016, 17:20 PM IST
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.

Jan 27, 2016, 22:05 PM IST

'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.

Dec 18, 2015, 21:23 PM IST

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.

Dec 18, 2015, 16:41 PM IST

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.

Oct 13, 2015, 20:01 PM IST

China's new rice to abate global warming?

Report of a new rice cultivated by China is sure to be a welcome news for those worried about global warming and climate change.

Aug 10, 2015, 14:17 PM IST

YMA sends rice to Mizo flood victims in Myanmar

The Young Mizo Association (YMA) on Friday sent 100 quintals of rice to neighbouring Myanmar as an immediate relief for the Mizo victims of massive flood in that country.

Aug 07, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

Bioprocessed grains may be soon used as medicine

The rice and wheat you eat may soon also be used as a medicine if scientists are successful in changing the carbohydrate profile of foodgrains.

Jul 29, 2015, 13:27 PM IST

Unlocking rice immune system will benefit humanity: Scientists

 Rice is a staple food for half of the world's population. To protect it against deadly pathogens, a team of researchers has identified a bacterial signal that, when recognised by rice plants, enables them resist a devastating blight disease.

Jul 25, 2015, 12:59 PM IST