Research leads to revival of rare rice variety in J&K.

Scientists in Kashmir Agricultural University has resulted in the revival of Mushkbudji, an aromatic variety of rice grown only in the Valley. The research of scientists led to the production of the pure line of Mushkbudji rice and the cooperation of over 400 farmers resulted in a relatively large scale production last year which is providing marketing support to the farmers cultivating Mushkbudji. State Agriculture department provided seeds and fertilisers to the farmers for free as part of the scheme to revive the Mushkbudji variety.