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Rice with low methane emission

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: TOI

 Context: The IRRI-South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) aims to develop rice varieties with low methane emissions and improve the productivity of nutritious rice.

  • ISARC is promoting agronomic practices like Dry Seeded Rice (DSR) and Alternate Wet and Drying (AWD) to achieve these goals.
  • The focus was discussed during the 7th ISARC Coordination Committee meeting, attended by officials from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.