Cuttack: ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack is organizing a “Rice Walk: Walk with Rice, Know Your Rice” programme on Wednesday.
NRRI officials said that the programme is being organized to expose the students, teachers, farmers, scientists, policymakers and general public about the development of rice varieties and other technologies.
“The Rice Walk will provide an opportunity for all, particularly the students, to visit the institute research farm of about 200 acres area, to see the crops of newly developed high yielding rice varieties in full grown stage, and to understand all the related agro-technologies in rice production, protection, physiology, micro-environment, mechanization, bio-fortification, and climate resilience in addition to visiting the rice museum, rice gene bank and rice labs,” said an official.
The institute has invited students from over 40 schools and junior colleges in and around the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. “We are expecting participation of over 2000 students, teachers, farmers, scientists, and general public. The students and other visitors will be guided by a group of scientists during the walk,” added the official.