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Rice milling is the removal of hulls and bran from paddy grains to produce polished rice. A variety of indigenous milling equipment for shelling paddy and polishing rice have been in use from time immemorial.



Food spoilage is due to the action of agents that induce physical and chemical changes like the activities of micro-organisms, attack by mould and metabolic processes. Extensive researches have been carried out on the optimum conditions required, on the nature of storage structures and on the optimum conditions required, on the nature of storage structures and on the nature and extent of changes that occur in the storage of rice. Though storage of dry grains is the rule, under compelling necessity grains are stored under damp conditions also.

Botanical description



The rice plant (Oryza sativa L.) is a member of Gramineae  family. The common cultivated rice plant is an annual which usually grows to a height of half a metre to two metres but there are certain varieties that grow much taller (6-9 metres). Some deep water rice varieties that grow with the gradual rise of the flood water level. Rice plant can divided into two main parts namely root shoot system.





Gram Caterpillar

VST - Shakti Yanji Rice Transplanter


Rice Variety

Recommended High Yielding varieties of Paddy for U.P.

Bundel Khand Zone

Rice variety

VL Dhan 208

Characteristics of the variety

• Grain -Long-bold, awnless
• Plant height: 99-110 cm
• Maturity: 160-165 days
• Resistant to leaf & neck blast & brown leaf spot
• Yield: 19-21 q/ha

Rice variety

VL Dhan 85

Characteristics of the variety

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