Raipur. Devbhog rice: In Ayodhya, Ramlala will be offered Bhog Prasad of Devbhog variety of rice from his maternal grandmother Chhattisgarh. Ayodhya-based Purari Seeds Company is buying 110 quintals of seeds from Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur for Rs 3.5 lakh, which will be sown in the fields of Ayodhya and its surrounding areas. 110 quintals of seeds will be sown in about 1200 acres of land in Ayodhya for special Bhog Prasad of Ramlala, which can yield a crop of about 6 thousand quintals. Dr. Vivek Tripathi of Agriculture College has told that 110
Quintal Chhattisgarh Devbhog seed is to be supplied to Ayodhya by the end of this month. Director of Purari Seeds Company Ayodhya, Shri Ram Gopal Tiwari told that farmers will produce Devbhog paddy here during the rainy season. Special bhog will be prepared for Ramlala in Ayodhya temple from this paddy rice.
It is noteworthy that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, many schemes are being operated in the interest of farmers in Chhattisgarh. To promote pilgrimage tourism in Chhattisgarh, the government is developing places under the Ram Van Gaman tourism circuit project where the memories of Shri Ram are associated during the exile period.
The highest yielding variety of paddy in Chhattisgarh, Swarna, which was brought out by Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, and the old rice variety of Chhattisgarh.
After plant breeding of both Jirashankar species, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University developed a species named Chhattisgarh Devbhog. Which is counted among the aromatic and soft rice species of thin rice. Its paddy matures in 135-140 days and the production comes to 45 to 50 quintals per hectare. The Seed Development Committee of the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, ranked Chhattisgarh Devbhog in the state paper of India in the year 2019 and gave it production recommendations for Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. now this Rice bhog will be offered to Bhancha Ramlala of Chhattisgarh in Ayodhya.
It is worth mentioning that a large number of farmers are sowing Chhattisgarh Devbhog paddy in the state. The production of Devbhog is going on in Raipur and its adjoining Durg district in Patan area, Dhamtari district, companies of national and international level are connecting with the farmers of these areas. Earlier, this variety of paddy used to grow up to 130-150 cm, but the experts of the university jointly with Bhabha Atomic Research Center have developed the project.
In which due to nuclear radiation, the length of the plant was increased to 110 cm and it was successful in increasing the productivity.
It is noteworthy that more than 200 varieties have been extracted by Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur so far. In which 40 varieties of paddy are included since 1987. These include Mahamaya, Poornima, Danteshwari, Bamleshwari, Dubraj, Dubraj Selection-1, Vishnubhog Selection-1, Badshah Bhog, Tarun Bhog etc. species of paddy are included.