Asia’S First Rice Technology Park Will Be Set Up in Gangavati as Karnataka Government [ Current Affairs ]


Karnataka Government has decided to establish first Rice Technology Park of Asia at Gangavati in Koppal district. Apart from this state government has also absolute to set up a Maize Technology Park at Ranebennur in Haveri district.

Key facts

  • On the public-private participation model both parks will be established as a one-stop solution to all difficulties of rice and maize growers.
  • As a value accumulation, the rice technology park would have services for rice flour, rice bran oil, rice rava, rice-based alcohol, noodles, animal and poultry feed and paddy husk used for power age group and brick-making.
  • For opening new avenues for rice and maize growers these parks would cover the way.
  • It will help farmers to add value to their produce and get better returns and also improve excellence of the produce.


  • Maize (corn) is a large scrap plant first tamed by native peoples in Mexicoabout 10, 000 years ago.
  • The six major types of corn are
  1. dent corn
  2. flint corn
  3. pod corn
  4. popcorn
  5. flour corn
  6. sweet corn
  • The leafy stalk of the plant crops discrete pollen and ovuliferous inflorescences.
  • As a starch Maize kernels are often used in cooking.

- Published on: May 9, 2016