Flood-proof rice variety brings hope

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Nagaon, Aug. 20: A new submergence-tolerant variety of rice that promises to ease the creases from the faces of Assam’s flood-hit farmers, has been introduced in this central Assam district this year.

Swarna sub-1, an updated version of India’s popular rice variety Swarna, can last for more than 15 days under water.

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