Import duty on rice scrapped till Sept 2010

The Centre has scrapped import
duty on rice till September 2010 to augment domestic supply,
as the twin-impact of drought and floods have deepened fears
of a dip in output by as much as 16 million tonnes this year.

BJP promises rice at Rs 2 per kg for poor in Jharkhand

People living
below poverty line in Jharkhan would get rice at Rs 2 per kg
if the NDA is voted to power in the state, BJP President
Rajnath Singh said on Monday.

Lankan footage on execution of Tamils disturbing: Rice

A video footage purportedly showing summary execution of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Army is disturbing, a top Obama Administration said today.

Govt lowers basmati rice MEP to USD 800/tonne

The government has lowered the minimum export price (MEP) of basmati rice to USD 800 a tonne from the present level of USD 1,100 per tonne, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Friday.

Experts identify fungus-resistant gene in rice

Researchers in Japan have identified a gene that allows rice plants to fight off a fungal disease called blast, which may open the way for farmers to cultivate hardier plants.

Experts identify fungus-resistant gene in rice

Researchers in Japan have identified a gene that allows rice plants to fight off a fungal disease called blast, which may open the way for farmers to cultivate hardier plants.

Flood resistant high-yield rice developed

A team of Japanese scientists has discovered genes that enable rice to survive high water, providing hope for better rice production in lowland areas that are affected by flooding.

Scientists develop high-yield deep water rice

A team of Japanese scientists has discovered genes that enable rice to survive high water, providing hope for better rice production in lowland areas that are affected by flooding.