NRRI, Cuttack have developed CR Paddy 310 for the first time in the World
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that agriculture scientists are working hard to improve the conditions of farming and farmers in the country.
He further added that the scientists of NRRI, Cuttack have developed CR Paddy 310 for the first time in the world which contains 11% protein while other species of rice generally contain protein only 6-7%.
NRRI is carrying out researches on Doubled Haploid. He added that they are developing a technique which after having been successful will lead the farmers not to purchase the seed of hybrid rice species from the market. Through this technique the properties of hybrid rice will be transferred to other rice species.
Minister further added that National Rice Research Institute continuously trying to make the rice farming beneficial and lasting. He said that initiatives taken by the Central Government for the welfare of farmers have started showing positive results.