Gobindobhog rice

  • It is a special variety of rice from Burdwan district of West Bengal
  • It has been granted geographical indication (GI) status by Geographical Indications Registry (GIR)
  • Gobindobhog variety of rice is a short grain, white, aromatic, sticky rice having a sweet buttery flavor.
  • It derives its name from principal ingredient usage in preparation of offerings to Govindajiu, the family deity of Setts of Kolkata.
  • The rice variety has several advantages. It is cultivated late and therefore not much affected by rains. Its productivity per area is high and so farmers get better prices for Gobindobhog rice. It is less prone to pests as well.



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