The Place where Rice was First Grown?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : August 25th, 2022

The Yangtze River basin in China was the place where rice was first grown. It was grown 13,500 to 8,200 years ago. Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia, the third-longest in the world, and the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country.

History of Rice Cultivation

India is the second largest producer of rice in the world after China. It requires high temperature, (above 25°C) and high humidity with annual rainfall above 100 cm. Rice is a Kharif crop and is a staple food for most of the population in India.

  • In southern states and West Bengal, rice is cultivated two or three times because of the climatic conditions.
  • ‘aus’, ‘aman’ and ‘boro’ are the three types of rice grown in West Bengal.
  • West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab are the leading producers.
  • Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, and Kerala are high-yielding states.

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