100-yr-old Assam rice research institute developing high-yielding aromatic Joha

Updated: Nov 19 2023 3:24PM

By Zafri Mudasser Nofil

Titabar (Assam), Nov 19 (PTI) A rice research institute here celebrating its centenary year is working towards developing a high-yielding premium quality version of Assam's famed aromatic Joha to add to its avant garde collection that includes among others a diabetic-friendly purple rice variety.

The Assam Rice Research Institute (ARRI), about 20 km away from Jorhat, began as a rice experimental station in 1923 to cater to the issues faced by farmers from the Brahmaputra valley of the state.

The institute, which has played a key role in increasing production and productivity of rice in the state since its inception, came under the administrative control of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) in 1969 as Rice Research Station.