Rice is a universal crop and It is grown in all the continents except Antarctica, occupying 150 million ha, producing 573 million tons paddy with an average productivity of 3.83 tonnes/ha. Its cultivation is of immense importance to food security of Asia, where more than 90% of the global rice is produced and consumed. The cultivation of Rice goes as far back as 1500 -800 BC and finds mention in the Yajur Veda. According to historians, rice had been in cultivation in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Northern India, through Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Southern China. Rice is the main staple food of more than half the world as well as of India.
India is world’s leading producer of white rice, accounting for 20 % of overall production. Rice is India’s prominent crop, and staple food for the native population of eastern and southern part of the country. The country has biggest area of fertile land under rice cultivation. Nuziveedu Seeds – Prime Producer in Paddy Nuziveedu Seeds is already a master in varietal paddy production with a long list of products and the main focus of the company is now on Hybrid paddy. Research ongoing to develop new product lines suitable to different agro-climatic zones with characters like –
- Diverse grain qualities and types suitable to different categories
- Special and distinctive Taste parameters
- Varying maturity period
- Tolerance to various pests and diseases
Some Key Facts of Paddy
- Paddy is the second highest worldwide production after maize (corn).
- Paddy is a globally produced, milled and traded staple food.
- About 35 million metric tons of Paddy annually is traded internationally.
- Paddy is the most important grain for human consumption.
- Medium and short grain Paddy contains amylopectin which is the waxy starch