Ponni Rice

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Ponni Rice is a variety of rice developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in 1986. It is widely cultivated in TamilNadu 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.

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