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30
Oct

Dry, Ugly, Feeling Pain? Rice Remedies!

India is posed to begin sales of two new products the Indian Council of Agricultural Research has developed in conjunction with the Directorate of Rice Research  - a pain relieving gel and skin moisturizing lotion.  Why is the Agricultural Council involved in health and beauty developments?  Because those products are made with rice!
 
The institute is looking for production and retail partners to apply the technology it’s been developing.  Early trials and marketing have shown “encouraging results,” according to Project Director B.C. Viraktamath. The institute hopes to find interested healthcare companies who will take production to a commercial level.
 
The newly-developed products are made with rice bran oil and aqueous brown rice extract.  In the lotion, the starchiness of the brown rice creates a gel-like substance that transfers time-released moisture to the skin rather than drenching the skin completely at initial application.  In the pain-reliever, the rice bran oil facilitates the absorption of camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus oil (the active ingredients), resulting in faster relief.
 
Rice ingredients in beauty products are nothing new: Japanese women have been using them for years.  One popular Asian remedy prompts women to wash their skin and hair with the water left after boiling rice, claiming the nutrients in the water makes the skin and hair more beautiful.  You can also make your own face mask with rice by taking a few tablespoons of rice and soaking it overnight.  After straining it, crush the rice into a powder.  Once it’s dry you can mix it will a little honey and apply to your face, leaving until dry (about 15-20 minutes) before rinsing.  You can use the same mixture as a body scrub; try adding some scented oils or herbs for variety.
 
The Directorate of Rice Research is researching other uses for rice in health and skin care products.

Courtesy : http://oryza.com/grain-interest/dry-ugly-feeling-pain-rice-remedies

21
Oct

రైతులే నూతన వంగడాలు సృష్టించుకోవాలి

హైదరాబాద్, అక్టోబరు 20 (టీ మీడియా): రైతులు గ్రూపులుగా ఏర్పడి సంకర వరి విత్తనాలు అభివృద్ధి చేసుకోవాలని ఎన్జీరంగా వ్యవసాయ విశ్వవిద్యాలయం ఉపకులపతి డాక్టర్ ఏ పద్మరాజు సూచించారు. సహకార రంగంలో రైతులు సంఘాలుగా ఏర్పడి వరి విత్తనాలు అభివృద్ధి చేసుకునేందుకు అవకాశముందని తెలిపారు. ఈ పనివల్ల విత్తన కంపెనీల ఆధిపత్యానికి అడ్డుకట్టవేయవచ్చని అభివూపాయపడ్డారు. రాజేంవూదనగర్‌లోని వరి పరిశోధనా కేంద్రం (డీఆర్‌ఆర్)లో ఆదివారం జరిగిన రైతు దినోత్సవం కార్యక్షికమంలో ఆయన ముఖ్య అతిథిగా పాల్గొని ప్రసంగించారు. దేశంలో పెరుగుతున్న జనాభాకు అవసరమైన ఆహారాన్ని అందించాలంటే అన్ని పంటల్లో దిగుబడులు పెంచాల్సిన అవసరం ఉందని అభివూపాయపడ్డారు.

సరైన యాజమాన్య పద్ధతులు అమలు చేస్తే ఎకరానికి 50 క్వింటాళ్లకుపైగా దిగుబడి సాధించే అవకాశముందన్నారు. భారత వ్యవసాయ పరిశోధనా మండలి ద్వారా 1956లో అభిల భారత వరి అభివృద్ధి సమన్వయ ప్రాజెక్టుగా ఏర్పడిందని ప్రముఖ శాస్త్రవేత్త శోభారాణి తెలిపారు. ఈ సంస్థ ద్వారా ఇప్పటి వరకు 1000కిపైగా వరి వంగడాలు విడుదల చేశామని చెప్పారు. క్రీడా సంచాలకుడు డాక్టర్ వెంక మాట్లాడుతూ రైతుల ఆదరణ పొందే వంగడ రకాలను అభివృద్ధి చేయటంపై శాస్త్రవేత్తలు దృష్టి పెట్టాలని సూచించారు. ఈ కార్యక్షికమంలో వ్యవసాయశాఖ అదనపు సంచాలకులు ధర్మానాయక్, శాస్త్రవేత్త ఆర్ మహేందర్‌కుమార్, పలువురు శాస్త్రవేత్తలు, జిల్లాల నుంచి వచ్చిన రైతులు పాల్గొన్నారు.

Courtesy : http://www.namasthetelangaana.com/News/article.aspx?category=1&subCatego...

21
Oct

ఆధునిక పరిజ్ఞానంతో కొత్త వరి వంగడాలు

హైదరాబాద్‌, మేజర్‌ న్యూస్‌: ఆధునిక సాకేంతిక పరిజ్ఞానంతో కొత్త వరి వంగడాలను రూపొందిస్తున్నామని వీటితో అధిక దిగుబడులు సాధించ వచ్చని వక్తలు పేర్కొన్నారు. శుక్రవారం రాజేంద్రనగర్‌లో డైరక్టరేట్‌ ఆఫ్‌ రైస్‌ రీసెచర్చ్‌ ప్రాంగణంలో ఇండస్ట్రీస్‌ మీట్‌ జరిగింది. ప్రభుత్వ, ప్రవేటు భాగస్వామ్యంతో వాతావరణంలో మార్పులకు అనుగుణంగా కొత్త వరివంగడాలను రూపొందించ వచ్చని అధికారులు విక్రామత్‌, శోభారాణి, హరిప్రసాద్‌ పేర్కొన్నారు. అంతకు ముందు 1000 రకాలతో కూడి వరి వంగడాల ప్రదర్శన జరిగింది. ఇందులో 250 వరి వంగడాలను మాత్రమే రైతులు వినియోగిస్తున్నారు. వాటిలో ముఖ్యంగా సొనా మసూరి, బీపీటీ, 5204 వంటి రకాలను మాత్రమే రైతులు అధికంగా ఉపయోగిస్తున్నారు. ఈ కార్యక్రమంలో వ్యవసాయ ఉన్నతాధికారులు, రైతులు పెద్ద ఎత్తున పాల్గొన్నారు.

Courtesy : http://www.suryaa.com/andhra-pradesh/article-156285

21
Sep

“రైస్ చెక్” తో 30 శాతం అధిక దిగుబడి

Courtesy : Sakshi News Paper, Date: 20.9.2013,West Godavari District

21
Sep

ఆధునిక పరిజ్ఞాoతో అధిక దిగుబడులు

Courtesy: Sakshi News Paper,Date 19.9.2013, West Godavari District.

21
Sep

City Scientist Dr. Shaik N Meera bags prestigious Award

Hyderabad : City based Senior Scientist DR. Shaik N.Meera bagged the prestigious ‘Young Scientist Leadership Award’ in agriculture during the Agriculture Leadership Summit-2013 organized by the leading national agriculture magazine ‘Agriculture Today’ at New Delhi on Thursday. The 6th Agriculture Leadership Award Committee -2013 headed by eminent agriculture scientist and Parliamentarian Prof. MS Swaminathan selected Dr. Shaik N. Meera for the Arvard.
He received the award from Dr. BL Joshi, Governor of Uttar Pradesh in the presence of Prof. Swaminathan. Prakash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab and Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture, Government of India. Dr. Shaik N Meera is currently working as Senior Scientist at the Directorate ol Rice Research (DRR), Hyderabad. Dr. BC Viraktamath, Project Director DRR was present in the glittering function held in Delhi. He appreciated the efforts of Dr. Meera and stated that many more awards of this kind will be won by DRR scientists.
The committee has recommended this award to Dr. Meera in recognition of his pioneering contributions to strengthen extension activities of lndian rice sector through innovative concepts and field impacts. His approaches have received appreciation from various stakeholder organizations for their ‘usability’ and ‘feasibility’ . With passion for making a difference in the lives of millions of rice farmers, he led a cafeteria of approaches which ranged from traditional ‘Frontline Demonstrations’ to H;-tech ‘Rice Knorvledge Management Portal’, the first extension centric information portal in India, focusing on narrowing the knowledge gap that exists among extension professionals.

Courtesy : http://www.newstelugu.net/?p=253

28
Aug

Pest attack? Mobile Apps to help rice farmers with cure

 Hyderabad, Aug. 27: 

Rice, one of the oldest harvested crops, still relies on very old farming traditions. But soon, rice farmers are set to get Internet savvy as they can download a few Apps on their mobile phones that can help them diagnose pest attacks and get the right prescription of fertilisers.

Rice Knowledge Management Portal (RKMP), run by the Directorate of Rice Research (DRR), is running a pilot on a diagnostic App that works on Android phones. The second App is on fertiliser recommendation and the third one is a slew of knowledge capsules. It provides vast data on eight categories of information on selection of varieties, land prescription, nutrition, water and pests.

“We expect the first App to be ready on January 1, 2014,” Shaik N. Meera, a senior DRR scientist who heads the portal, told Business Line.

RKMP runs a portal on rice, the single largest portal for any crop in the country, with a huge repository of knowledge on rice. Launched two years ago, the initiative under the National Agricultural Innovation Project built the portal with information gathered from 106 rice research centres across the country.

The content is available in Bengali, English, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. The portal contains 6,000 minutes of audio content in all these languages. “Farmers can get information on what varieties should be grown on their lands. Policy makers can look for historic data on productivity and yield. Researchers can find past data on multi-location trials,” he said. The portal contains images of the crop at different stages. The images include the disease-hit plants.

“Farmers can simply take an image on their phones and compare it with a relevant image on the portal. A suitable prescription too is provided accordingly,” he said.

Based on the frequently asked questions at the Kisan Call Centre (1551), the portal narrowed down the common problems that bother the paddy farmers to 489 and provided detailed answers.

“We have analysed some 11,000 questions that they received at the call centre,” he said.

Keeping in view the bandwidth issues and other constraints, RKMP also developed all the content in CDs in order to make it available offline that are being distributed for free to non-governmental organisations and the other agencies in need.

Courtesy : http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/pest-a...

18
Jul

శేషుమధవ్ కు జాతీయ యువ శాస్త్రవేత అవార్డు

Courtesy : Sakshi Telugu News Paper. Dt: 18.07.2013

18
Jun

Prestigious fellowship of NAAS for farm scientist

Maganti Sheshu Madhav, senior scientist working at the Directorate of Rice Research has been awarded prestigious Associate ship of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi.

He received the same from BHU Vice-Chancellor Lalji Singh for his outstanding contributions in Rice Biotechnology.
Sheshu
Dr. Madhav hails from Warangal and graduated from ANGAR. He did his Masters from Assam Agricultural University with DBT fellowship and completed his Ph.D. from IARI, New Delhi in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

Other awards

He was also selected for Better Opportunities for Young Scientist in Chosen Areas of Science and Technology (BOYSCAST) award for carrying out advance genomic studies on rice blast.

Post doctoral research

Dr. Madhav did Post Doctoral Research at Ohio State University, Columbus, USA and during this period he identified the gene(s) involved in the resistance mechanism of rice towards diseases through “Transciptomic” studies, for which he was awarded Best International Research Scholar Award at Ohio State University (OSU) in 2009.

Publications

Dr. Madhav has many international patents and research articles published in reputed International journals.

He is member of all leading scientific societies in India and abroad and guiding many Ph.D. and M.Sc. students of various universities in the country.

Courtesy : http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-educationplus/presti...

14
Jun

'వరి' శోధకుడు

Courtesy : Eenadu Telugu News Paper. Date : 14.06.2013

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