An introduction to rice-grain technology by K. R. Bhattacharya, Syed Zakiuddin Ali

By K. R. Bhattacharya, Syed Zakiuddin Ali

This publication offers the essence of the idea and perform of drying, garage, milling, growing old, parboiling, products-making, and byproducts utilisation of rice in an easy, unencumbered sort that's available even to the lay individual. The e-book may be of price to the managers and operators of the millions of rice turbines strewn everywhere in the Rice state. it's going to even be welcome to scholars of nutrients know-how for his or her first publicity to the topic, and to the lay person.

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2), which carries the bunch of flowers, emerges from the sheath of the flag-leaf (the topmost leaf). It consists of a primary or a main axis called primary rachis, branching into secondary tertiary ones, which bear still smaller branches, known as rachilla. Each rachilla bears a spikelet at its tip, which contains a single floret and two glumes. The floret is enclosed by a rigid, keeled glume lemma, which is sometimes extended to form an awn. It envelops partially the smaller glume palea. The lemma and palea form the two halves of the grain husk.

The expansion of global rice trade from 1980 onwards has been mainly due to increased exports from Thailand, Vietnam, United States, Pakistan and China. Thailand, in fact has been consistently the highest contributor to international rice market, having a share of 25–35% up to about 2003. 4 million tonnes © 2015 by Woodhead Publishing India Pvt. Ltd. 4 million tonnes per year in the early 2000s, and surged further to 10 million tonnes in 2004, with a market share of 38%. 4 shows rice exports of the top 10 major players contributing to more than 90% of the total market during the recent 7-year period.

Farmers who plant hybrid rice have to return to the company every cropping to buy new seed. The small farmers, who form the major proportion of rice farmers in the Asian rice-producing countries, are expected to be worst hit. According to these concerns, the corporate investors are trying to take control of the world’s rice farms and the world’s rice supply, from the seed up. It is felt that the involvement of private investors is not about the performance or increase in rice production, but the control it offers over farming.

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