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5 Facts about Basmati rice from Jammu which gaining popularity in the international market

Aromatic and organic basmati rice from Jammu is gaining popularity in the international market rapidly.

The J&K state produces 1 lakh metric tonnes of exotic varieties of basmati rice in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts in areas along the 198-km International Border with Pakistan. Around 30,000 metric tonnes is exported every year.

The areas where basmati is produced in Jammu fall between the flood plains of the Tawi, the Basantar river and scores of rivulets which bring mineral-rich soil from the Himalayas and the Shivaliks mountains during rains.

Here are some other facts worth knowing about our famous basmati:

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