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Rice Research Programme

Rice Research Programme 
Kalashah Kaku, Lahore

Rice, an important food and cash crop, is the second staple food grain crop of Pakistan after wheat and major source of foreign exchange earning after cotton. It is planted on an area of over 2.57 million ha (10% of the total cropped area) and accounts for 17% of the total cereals produced annually. The annual production of milled rice is about 6.5 million tones sharing 4.9% in agriculture sector and 1.1% in GDP. Pakistan is famous for growing and exporting long grain aromatic Basmati rice. Rice exports hovering around four million tones per annum have accounted for 8.9% of the foreign exchange from merchandize exports. The rice export increased manifold during the recent years and a record export of 4.5 million tones of worth about US$ 1735.2 million was made during 2011-12 (Figure 1). The country ranks 13h in terms of rice production and 4th in rice export in the world.  


Resource Person:

Mr. Muhammad Ramzan, Programme Leader

PARC Rice Programme
Rice Research Instistute, Kalashah Kaku (Lahore)
Tel: 042-37951824, Cell: 0324-9494606


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