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Mushk Budiji UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • The Kashmir Himalayas are known for the cultivation of mushk budiji.

  • An indigenous rice variety distinguished by its rich aroma and unique taste

  • Recently, scientists at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Srinagar.

  • Reported that altitude and temperature play an important role in the development of this aroma.

  • In a study recently published in Nature Scientific Reports, they have reported identifying around 35 aromatic compounds in the variety at altitudes between 5,000 and 7,000 feet across the valley.

What is mushk budiji ?

  • Mushk budiji is a special type of rice cultivated in the Kashmir Himalayas.

Known for its unique characteristics:

  • Aroma: It's a short-grain, aromatic rice prized for its rich and distinctive fragrance

  • Recent studies even pinpoint the role of altitude in shaping this aroma.

  • Taste: Mushk budiji offers a harmonious blend of taste and aroma, making it a favorite for special occasions and celebrations in Kashmir.

  • Origin: An indigenous variety, it's traditionally grown in the higher reaches of the Kashmir valley, particularly in areas like Sagam, Panzgam, and Soaf Shali of the Anantnag district.

  • Recognition: Mushk budiji has been awarded a Geographical Indication (GI) tag in India, recognizing its unique qualities and origin.

  • Next time you come across mushk budiji rice, you'll know it's a fragrant and flavorful treasure from the heart of the Himalayas!



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Mushk Budiji UPSC NOTE
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