April 23, 2024

Nagri Dubraj rice

  • Nagri Dubraj rice variety from Chhattisgarh recently got a geographical indication tag.
  • After Jeeraphool rice in 2019, Dubraj is the second brand to get the GI tag.
  • A women’s self-help group “Maa Durga Swasahayata Samuh” of Nagri in Dhamtari district has been harvesting Dubraj and had applied for the GI tag.
  • The Nagri Dubraj is known as the Basmati of Chhattisgarh because of its fragrance.
  • The rice is of an indigenous variety and has small grains.
  • The grain finds reference in Valmiki Ramayana.
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