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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Paddy Facts

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Interesting facts about Paddy

  • It takes about 5000 liters of water to produce one kg of paddy, doesn't believe me grow and see for yourself.
  • About 90 percent of rice is grown and consumed within Asia.
  • Research says Paddy fields are the major source of Methane gas in the atmosphere liberating about 50 to 100 million tons of Methane gas every year. So we can reduce global warming to a large extent just by decreasing consumption of paddy.
  • The word "paddy" is derived from the Malay word "padi" meaning rice plant.
  • China is the largest producer of rice in the world producing about 206 metric tons of rice per annum with an average productivity of  6.5 tons per hectare followed by India producing 155 metric tons per annum with an average productivity of  2.5 tons per hectare.
  • The highest recorded rice yield per hectare was 22.4 tons grown by an Indian farmer Mr. Sumant Kumar, a farmer in Darveshpura, Bihar, India.
  • Evidence has been found that Rice was obtained by the domestication of  Oryza Rufipogon      (wild rice ) which is believed to have originated around 8,200 to 13,500 years ago.
  • The earliest paddy field found, dates to 4330 BC, based on carbon dating of grains of rice and soil organic matter found at the Chaodun site in Kunshan County.
  • There is archaeological evidence, that unhusked rice was stored for the military and for burial with the deceased, from the Neolithic period to the Han Dynasty in China.
  • Paddy is the second most produced cereal of the world after Maize. World production of  Rice was 678 million tons in 2009.
  • There are more than 60,000 known varieties of rice in the world, how many have you tasted.
  • Rice is the Staple food for about 60 percent of the total population in the world.