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Protein Enriched Rice Variety Developed at IGKV Chattisgarh

Researchers from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV),Chattisgarh have developed a protein-enriched rice variety. 
●    The new developed rice variety has over 10% protein content, which is 3% more than what is found in any popular variety and has 30 PPM zinc content. 
●    The protein-enriched rice variety was developed by researchers from IGKV’s Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. 
●    They had worked for seven years to develop the variety of rice that is rich in protein along with high zinc content. 
●    This protein rice variety will play a crucial role in addressing issues of protein deficiencies. 
●    Zinc-enriched variety of rice Earlier in May 2015, scientists from Indira Gandhi Agriculture University (IGAU), Raipur (Chhattisgarh) had developed a high zinc-enriched called “Chhattisgarh Zinc Rice-1”.
●    It was the first zinc biofortified rice variety developed in India.