Mircha’ rice of Bihar’s West Champaran gets GI tag

Source: The post is based on the article “Mircha rice of Bihar’s West Champaran gets GI tag” published in AIR on 14th April 2023

What is the News?

Mircha rice of Bihar’s West Champaran has been awarded the GI tag.

What is Mircha Rice?

Mircha rice is grown in West Champaran District, Bihar.

The size and shape of the grain appear like that of black pepper. Hence, it is known as Mircha or Marcha Rice. 

Characteristics: The grains and flakes of this rice have a unique aroma that makes it different. This rice is famous for its aroma, palatability and its aromatic chura (rice flakes) making qualities. The cooked rice is fluffy, non sticky, sweet and easily digestible with a popcorn-like aroma.

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