About Kala Namak:
- Kalanamak, a traditional variety of paddy with a black husk and a strong fragrance, which is considered a gift from Lord Buddha to the people of the Sravasti when he visited the region after enlightenment, is all set to get a new look and name.
- This type of rice, known as Black Salt Kiran, with a yield of up to 22 quintals per acre.
- Although this particular rice variety lacks sugar, it is packed with minerals including protein, iron, and zinc. In comparison to other varieties, this has four times as much zinc, three times as much iron, and two times as much protein
- For farmers, this unique kind of rice might be quite advantageous. Its cost is really higher than that of Basmati rice.
- 11 districts in Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh have received GI tags.
- Kala Namak paddy is often cultivated without the use of pesticides, making it a healthier and safer option for consumption.
|Average height of the crop||90-100 cm|
|Maximum height of the crop||120 cm|
|Number of grains per ear head||160-170|
|Yield of grain||1,800-2,200 Kgs/acre|
|Yield of straw||4,000-5,000 Kgs/acre|
|1000 grain weight||21-25 grams|
|Cultivation Season||June to November|
Note: The information above may change based on a number of factors, including location, climate, soil characteristics, farming techniques, and other aspects.
The seeds are processed and stored by traditional preservation methods and will contain dried leaves of some herbs.