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Narendra Modi visits rice research institute, meets Indian scientists
 
(LOS BANOS, Nov 13, 2017):India is setting up a regional centre of the IRRI in Varanasi, the Prime Minister’s constituency, to develop high-yielding rice varieties.

The IRRI, which has offices in 17 countries, is known for its work in developing rice varieties that contributed to the Green Revolution in 1960s.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the global rice research centre in the Philippines. A large number of Indian scientists are working in the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos, an urban locality situated at a distance of around 65 kms from Manila.

The Prime Minister Office tweeted saying “The Varanasi Centre would help increase farmers’ income by enhancing and supporting rice productivity, reducing cost of production, value addition, diversification and enhancement of farmers’ skills.”

Spokesperson in the external affairs ministry Raveesh Kumar said the IRRI has successfully collaborated with Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) to introduce drought-tolerant, flood-tolerant and salt-tolerant varieties of rice in India.

Mr. Modi arrived in Manila on Sunday on a three-day visit to attend the ASEAN-India and the East Asia summits.


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KERALA NEWS
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NATIONAL NEWS
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