Chandauli is an aspirational district, also known as the rice bowl of Uttar Pradesh, where two-thirds of the population is engaged in agricultural work, providing ideal conditions for the production of all types of paddy.
District Administration and Agriculture Department Chandauli tried to innovate in the sustainable agriculture sector to increase the income of the farmers of aspirational district. Black rice farming was selected for innovation in cultivation.
Black rice has High Dietary fiber, Rich in Nutrients (Iron Vitamin E Minerals), Antioxidants, Protein and is known to boost heart health, prevent cancer, is anti-inflammatory and good for people with diabetes. The cultivation of black rice is chemical free and farmers get better prices compared to other rice.
Black rice as such is not native to the area and is actually produced in high quantities in Manipur. However, given the increasing demand for the product in the global markets, the district administration promoted the product among a small group of 300 farmers. Black rice farming does not require any type of chemical fertilizer and is cultivated in all blocks of the district.
Black rice produced in 2018 with the help of Agriculture Department Chandauli, was publicized among farmers of the district through Kisan Pathshala, Farmers Seminar and district level farmers fair exhibition organized at block level. In addition, it was also published through print and mass media.
The marketing interventions include
Black rice has medicinal properties such as anti-oxidants, vitamins, fibers and anti- inflammation properties. Black rice has high zinc and iron percentages. These properties of black rice reduce the risk to the human body. Another impact this innovative farming is that the average farmer can harvest 4 to 5 times more yield than other variety of rice.
|Parameters (per ha)||Black rice||Common paddy|
|Seeds||15 kg||30 kg|
|Productivity||35 q||62 q|
|Cost||Rs 42000||Rs 58000|
Rs 2,97,500 (@8500/qtl)
Rs 1,12,530 (@1815/qtl)
The result of black rice cultivation is that farmers had to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and got better price than paddy crop of other species. The farmers are happy by cultivating black rice and every year area of black rice farming is increasing. Black rice farming is proving to be helpful in increasing the income of the farmers.
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