Chhattisgarh scientists develop high zinc-enriched rice

GENIUSPicScientists in Raipur have developed a new paddy seed called “Chhattisgarh Zinc Rice-1” a high zinc-enriched variety of rice that is expected to play a crucial role in fighting malnutrition in tribal dominated Chhattisgarh.

The authority for official release of new varieties of seeds launched the zinc bio fortified variety in March and its production is likely to begin from the next season.

Chhattisgarh is considered the rice bowl of India.