Marcha rice

Marcha rice for UPSC IAS
  • Marcha rice is a short indigenous cultivar of rice found in the West Champaran district of Bihar.
  • It is also known as Mircha, Marchaiya, Marichaetc locally.
  • The size and shape of the grain appear like that of black pepper.
    • Hence, it is known as Mircha or Marcha Rice.
  • The grains and flakes of this rice have a unique popcorn-like aroma that makes it different.
  • The cooked rice is fluffy, non-sticky, sweet and easily digestible.

Latest news about Marcha rice

  • 17 April 2023:
    • ‘Mircha’ rice of Bihar’s West Champaran gets GI tag.
    • An application for a GI tag was submitted on behalf of Marcha Dhan Utpadak Pragatisheel Samuh, a registered organization of paddy cultivators.


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