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Odisha Witnesses Bamboo Rice After four Decades

Published on April 14, 2019
Nearly after four decades, Bamboo rice has shown up in Odisha.
Odisha Witnesses Bamboo Rice After four Decades
  • The state of Odisha had last witnessed Bamboo rice in 1979.

Details:

  • The Forest Authorities of Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary in Cuttack district have opened up the gates for the forest dwellers to collect the Bamboo rice.
  • Whenever the bamboo rice shows up, it would be accompanied by the increase in the rat population which starts running over the bamboo rice.
  • Hence to avoid the menace the forest authorities have allowed forest dwellers to harvest Bamboo rice.
  • Further, the authorities are also planning to purchase bamboo rice from the forest dwellers to germinate bamboo trees in other areas of the state.

About Bamboo Rice:

  • Bamboo rice grows out of a dying bamboo shoot.
  • Bamboo rice looks like paddy rice and tastes more like wheat.
  • Bamboo rice is not commonly available as it takes many years for a bamboo tree to flower.
  • Bamboo rice is believed to contain a low glycaemic index compared to other varieties and it is good for diabetics.
  • It is rich in proteins and does not contain any fat.
  • Bamboo rice is also believed to be containing medicinal values.

Question:

Q. Bamboo rice has shown up in which state after nearly four decades? 
a. Manipur
b. Assam
c. Maghalaya
d. Odisha

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