Recently, according to the statement issued by the Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Mr Radha Mohan Singh that the National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) is carrying out researches on doubled haploid, an important aspect in plant breeding and has developed CR Paddy 310 for the first time in the world, which contains 11% protein while other species of rice generally contain 6-7% protein. It was highlighted while the Minister was addressing at a public meeting in Kandapur (Cuttack) in Odisha. The Minister further added that the Institute is continuously trying to make rice farming beneficial and lasting for the welfare of the farmers and other end users accordingly.
Moreover, the Minister also spoke about various initiatives launched by the central government for the welfare of farmers. The Central Rice Research Institute was set up on April 23, 1946 and elevated to a national institute. Now, it is known as National Rice Research Institute. It is a part of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). This Institute has developed 114 rice species for different agriculture climate conditions. The Institute has two research stations- Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station (CRURRS), Hazaribagh, in Jharkhand, and the Regional Rainfed Lowland Rice Research Station (RRLRRS), Gerua, in Assam and is engaged in their R&D activities.