‘Chokuwa Rice’ of Assam get GI tag

Chokuwa rice’ of Assam has been approved for the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Chokuwa rice of Assam is a unique gift of nature. This class of rice is not known in any other parts of the world. Chokuwa rice is a special class of semi glutinous winter rice (Sali rice in vernacular) of Assam which is in cultivation from time immemorial. This group of rice is characterized by low amylose content (12-17%) of the grains. Chokuwa rice varieties are tall, photosensitive and long duration varieties with low yield potential. However, this class of semi glutinous rice differs from other Sali rice varieties in its plant and grain characteristics.” Seuj Satirth in Assam’s Sivasagar district has made the application for the Chokuwa rice.

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