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Nagri Dubraj rice

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: BS

Context: The Geographical Indication Registry has granted Chhattisgarh’s aromatic rice, Nagri Dubraj, a geographical indication (GI) tag facilitating the brand to get a unique identity and a wide market.

About Nagri Dubraj riceIt is produced by a women’s self-help group “Maa Durga Swasahayata Samuh“. The grain finds reference in Valmiki Ramayana.

 

 

FeaturesIt is an indigenous variety and has small grains, is very soft to eat after cooking, and is known as the Basmati of Chhattisgarh because of its fragrance
Previously, Jeeraphool rice (also from Chhatisgarh) was granted a GI tag in 2019, Dubraj is the second brand to get the GI tag.