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


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/Last Modified on: May 9, 2016