Ponni Rice is a variety of rice developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in 1986. It is widely cultivated in Tamil Nadu a state in India, and is a hybrid variety of Taichung65 and Myang Ebos 6080/2. The name (பொன்னி in Tamil) literally means 'like gold'. Since River Kaveri is also called 'Ponni' in Tamil literature there is a notion that the rice could have been named after the river.
- Malaysian firm registers Ponni as trademark
- The Hindu on a new variety of Ponni
- A farmers' movement to protect ‘Ponni'
- Wanted: ad blitzkrieg and patent for Ponni rice
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