In the times of global warming when the climatic conditions have become so vague, resources like land and water are available in limited stock, the health of soil is becoming poorer day by day; growth of rice and many other food items has been badly affected. Therefore, the researchers are trying to develop a new category of rice for which they don't have to be dependent upon such factors. There would be no affect on its productivity either.
To meet the growing demands of rice globally, the evolution of designer rice would be of great help. To discuss on the topic, several scientists and research bodies have come together so that they could organize an upcoming action plan at the two-day international symposium on 'Dialogue on designer rice for future - Perception and prospects' at International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) that started on Monday.
Considering the growing demands of rice, as estimated by E A Siddiq, who is a rice scientist and Professor of Angrau, it is very crucial that by 2050, the production of rice increases by 70%. And this is possible only if we hit certain technologies to increase the prospective yield of rice, even on those areas that do not meet the encouraging conditions and are not capable of doing the same.