New India Rice Variety To Improve Water Efficiency

Technology advances to Improve yields

4 Oct 2021 by Local Press Report

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an array of new high-yielding crop varieties, including herbicide-tolerant rice that can be directly sown into the soil, cutting expenditure on water and farm workers. With the new seed varieties, developed by the state-run Indian Agricultural Research Institute, farmers only need to irrigate the field once to moisten the soil before sowing the rice. Government scientists said the new rice varieties contain a gene that would allow farmers to spray a common, inexpensive herbicide without worrying about any side effects.

Source: Reuters

Source: Reuters

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