Black rice cultivation is likely in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: White, yellowish and now black rice cultivation is likely in Gujarat. Black rice grown by Shivam Patel, a farmer who studied mechanical engineering. Sankhej village of Kheda, black rice in 3 Vigha. He was helped by Navagam Rice Research center. Thus after brown rice, this new variety has now attracted a lot of attention. With brown rice currency now, the taste of walnuts can increase the cultivation of black rice.

Black rice, a foreign variety, is also known as banned rice in China. It becomes very purple-like palm from cooking. This rice is extra good for making breakfast fry items.

The present rice-like cultivation

The paddy crop is ready for 130 to 135 days after transplanting on 23 days, as is the case with 15 kg of seed for 3 liters. Since organic farming, mineral fertilizers are not provided. The disease did not cause pest infestation due to the availability of soft water in the soil.


From paddy threshing, 12 kg whole rice is extracted from 20 kg and 4 kg pieces and 6 kg of straw. Thus after threshing we get 1000 kg of product. The grain is less broken as it is stronger.

The cost

Using 5 kg of seeds at a cost of Rs.17-18 thousand. For 2500 maize fertilizers, labor from planting to harvest costs Rs. 5500. With 1000kg of production there is good profit.

Why rice is black?

Black rice has high antioxidant and anthocyanin. Which makes its color darker.

Golpur in Assam

The first black rice cultivation in India was started in 2011 by Upender Raba, a young farmer in Assam. Black rice is cultivated by over 200 farmers in village Amguri Para in Golpur district of Assam. Normal rice costs 15 to 80 rupees and black rice costs Rs 200 to 500 kg. In 2011, one kg of black rice seeds was given to the Agricultural Science Center. Upendra Rice has been named after this farmer’s success after years of effort. Assam has become so popular outside. In 2013, the production of 10 thousand kg was made by farmer Upendra Rabha.

Rice is also becoming popular in Goalpara and various parts of Assam. Under the guidance of the Department of Agriculture, Goalpara and Agricultural Technology Management Agency, (ATMA) and KVK, who collaborated to increase the area of ​​black rice cultivation. Amguripara has set up an organization called the Black Rice Producers Society. Who works for rice planting and marketing.

Cultivation in Punjab

For the first time, black rice was cultivated in the village of Mana Dinh Vala, a village in Ferozepur district of Punjab. Get 500 rupees price. An acre yields 15 to 20 quintals. Three farmers from Punjab have cultivated 35 acres of black grain together for the first time and they are getting very good results. They were brought from Mizoram.


Polished white rice contains 6.8 percent protein content. Brown rice contains 7 percent protein, iron 5.5 and fiber 2 percent. While black rice has protein 8.5 iron 3.5, fiber is 4.9 percent. This rice is better for health than other rice. Excellent to eat. 18 are amino acids, iron, zinc, copper, carotene, vitamin E and some important vitamins. Black rice is claimed to be good for kidneys and liver.

Benefit in health

Black rice contains high levels of antioxidants. It is beneficial for weight loss, diabetes, liver cancer and heart disease. This rice has a nutty taste. More aromatic and more nutritious than other rice. Have less calories. Also low in carbohydrates, protein is high in anti-oxidants. Iron fiber and vitamin B are also available. More beneficial for patients with diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart attack. Can be used to lose weight.

The benefits of eating black rice

Anti-oxidants emit toxins that are in our body. Many types of illnesses and problems are avoided by detoxing the body. Considered the most useful for the treatment of cancer. Compared to white and whey rice, black rice is anthocyanin which can reduce the chances of an attack. Good for those who are feeling restless or weak in the body.

In small parts of China, black rice was cultivated to feed the king.