Mumbai: Monsoon will enter Kerala in the first week of June. After this the farmers will turn to paddy cultivation. However, farmers in many states have started setting up paddy crop nurseries. Farmers in all states are raising nurseries of different types of paddy. So let’s know…
more income at less cost
If farmers want to get more income at less cost then they can produce black rice. Black rice is also called black rice or black paddy. The cost of this rice is more than Basmati. Farmers can earn lakhs of rupees by cultivating black rice in one hectare. These days also the demand of black rice has increased a lot in the market. Black rice is a type of antioxidant. It has anti cancer properties. In addition, black rice is rich in iron, fiber and protein. In such a situation, if you consume black rice, then you will remain fit and healthy. Black rice is mainly cultivated in the North-East. However, now farmers are cultivating it in other states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Interestingly, black rice changes color after cooking. That’s why it is also called blue rice.
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Crop gets ready in 100 to 110 days
Meanwhile, the production of black rice first started in China. After this he came to India. The cultivation of this rice crop was first introduced in Manipur and Assam in India. It is also cultivated like normal paddy. Black rice crop gets ready in 100 to 110 days. The length of its plant is similar to that of common rice. But, its grains are long. That’s why the length of black rice is longer. Farmers can get good income by starting black rice cultivation. Usually the price of rice starts from Rs 30 per kg, which goes up to Rs 150 per kg. However, the price of black rice starts from Rs 250 per kg. Its maximum rate can go up to Rs 500 per kg. Interestingly, in many states the government also promotes its cultivation. In such a situation, it can be said that the cultivation of black rice will be beneficial for the farmers.
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