Mushkbudji : Aromatic Rice Received GI Tag
An aromatic rice named “Mushkbudji” from Kashmir received a Geographical Indication (GI) Tag recently.
- Mushkbudji rice, which was granted the GI tag along with eight other products from Jammu and Kashmir, is known for its short, bold grains and rich aroma.
- In the past, the consumption of this aromatic rice was restricted to special events due to its limited availability and high cost.
- The government’s efforts to revive this rice variety in 2007 after its decline in the 1970s due to blast disease have also contributed to its resurgence.
- More farmers are now drawn to cultivate this unique and fragrant rice variety due to its promising qualities and potential for higher income.