Siddharth Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
Paryagat: Young Farmer Vikas Chandra Shukla is promoting and motivating to young generation to do organic practice for oruduction of Kalanamak rice for last 03 years with scaleble knowledge of farming practice and using still traditional method to maintain the nutritive value of this scented rice.
Kalanamak Rice- “Buddha’s Gift” Kalanamak is one of the finest quality scented rices of India. It derives its name from black husk (kala = black; the suffix ‘namak’ means salt). This variety has been in cultivation since the Buddhist period (600 BC).
Kalanamak rice is rich in micro-nutrients such as Iron and Zinc. Therefore, having this rice is said to prevent diseases borne out of Iron and Zinc deficiencies.