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Irrigated Rice Eco System

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1. Irrigated ecosystems are the primary type found in East Asia.

2. Irrigated ecosystems provide 75% of Global rice production.

3. In India, the total area under irrigated rice is about 22.00 million hectares, which accounts about 49.5% of the total area under rice crop in the Country.

4. Rice is grown under irrigated conditions in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.

5. Irrigated rice is grown in bunded (embanked) paddy fields.

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TNRRI, Aduthurai
Photo Courtesy: 
Mr. Chaitanya, DRR
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