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Patna Rice: Gem of Nineteenth Century Trade in Patna

Well into the late nineteenth century Patna remained one of the premier entrepôts of north India. Registered “internal trade” figures, which generally underestimated interdistrict trade, such as that between Gaya and Patna, in fact reveal that Patna had the largest trade of any district in Bengal. In 1876-77, registered exports were valued at Rs. 36,222,400, […]

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Mughal Emperor Akbar and Patna Rice

Mughal emperor Akbar (جلال الدین محمد اکبر) came to Patna in 1574 to crush the Afghan Chief Daud Khan. Akbar’s Secretary of State and author of Ain-i-Akbari refers to Patna as a flourishing centre for paper, stone and glass industries. He also refers to the high quality of numerous strains of rice grown in Patna […]

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Rice Cultivation In India

1.High Productivity > 2,500 Kg/Hectare.2.Medium Productivity = 2,000-2,500 Kg/Hectare.3.Medium-Low Productivity = 1,500-2,000 Kg/Hectare.4.Low-Productivity = 1,000-1,500 Kg/Hectare.5.Very-Low Productivity

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Patna Rice on Telegraph

Found this on Telegraph.UK link Q Years ago, one was always advised to use “long-grain patna rice” for everything except puddings and risottos. Is it still available today? RJ, London W6 A Patna is simply a variety of long-grain white rice, grown extensively around Patna, the capital of Bihar state in India. It has a […]

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Classical Cultivation of Patna Rice

Rice has been cultivated in the Gangetic plains of India for millennia. The cultivation of rice here is not just any other grain cultivation, but it’s a process that has moulded the culture of the people like no other. There are songs specific for each activity – ropnigeet, katnigeet; there is merriment, there are festivals, […]

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FAQ’s on Patna rice.

What is Patna rice? Patna rice is a variety of long grain rice originally grown in Patna (Bihar State), India where it has been used as a staple food for thousands of years. Patna rice is known for its elongated kernel with grain length greater than 6mm and mild earthy aroma. This mildly flavored rice […]

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Patna Rice connection of J. W. Fiske & Co.

The firm of J. W. Fiske and Company was one of the preeminent makers and retailers of ornamental iron and zinc objects in New York City in the second half of the nineteenth century, producing a wide range of garden fountains, statues, urns, and furniture. And the amazing thing is that Mr. Fiske has a […]

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What is Patna Rice

What is “Patna Rice”Wikipidia defines Patna rice as:Patna rice, a variety of the species Oryza sativa, and one of the varieties of long-grain white rice, is extensively cultivated in the Indo-gangetic plains, in and around Patna, capital of Bihar state, India. Patna rice is known for its elongated kernel with grain length greater than 6 […]

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