Rice is one of the important food crops in India and is also the prime Kharif crop of the country. Rice is a staple diet in some of the major parts of India. Here are a few more interesting facts about rice:
More than 60% of the world’s population consume rice as their staple diet. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2008 about 430 million metric tonnes of rice was consumed all over the world.
Bitter Gourd is one of the most widely consumed vegetables in India. In many parts of the world, Bitter Gourd is also known as Bitter Melon. It is a climber and is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. This vegetable is highly regarded for its medicinal and nutritional value. Apart from being used in many dishes, Bitter Gourd juice is also consumed by people all over India.Read More
Seeds are the most critical aspect of sustainable agriculture in India. Be it cereals or vegetables, the agricultural inputs of the country mainly depend on the quality of seeds. According to the Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, India is the second largest producer of vegetables in India. In 2014-15, the output of horticulture crops has outpaced the production of grains in India.Read More
Rice is one of the most important commercial food crops not only in India, but all over the world. Globally, the annual yield of rice is near about 535 million tonnes. Among all rice producing countries, China and India contribute 50% of the total global rice production.
Rice is usually grown in areas with a wet and humid climate.