Bamboo rice in Odisha after four decades


  • Bamboo rice has shown up in Odisha nearly after four decades.
  • Odisha had last witnessed Bamboo rice in 1979.


  • Bamboo rice is special rice that is grown out of a dying bamboo shoot.
  • When the bamboo shoot breathes its last, it flowers into a rare variety of rice seeds, which are known as bamboo rice.
  • It is said that the bamboo rice harvesting is a major source of income for the tribal communities living in the interiors of Wayanad Sanctuary in Kerala.
  • The gates of Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary in Cuttack district Odisha have been recently opened for forest dwellers to come and collect the rice.
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