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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi breaks ground for resilient rice field laboratory, at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in Los Banos, Philippines on November 13, 2017.

PM Modi visited the International Rice Research Institute

Philippine:13/11/17;After the official opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit, PM Modi visited the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), which is working towards developing better quality of rice seed and addressing food scarcity issues. “A large number of Indian scientists are working in IRRI and contributing to R&D in these areas,” the Prime Minister’s Office said. The IRRI has its headquarters in Los Banos, Laguna.  The IRRI, through Scientific Research and Development, has developed better quality of rice seed and helped the global community in addressing food scarcity issues, according to PM Modi’s official website. During his visit, PM Modi was briefed on flood-tolerant rice varieties which withstand 14-18 days of submergence. He also presented two Indian rice varieties to IRRI gene bank and also inaugurated ‘Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory.’ PM Narendramodi visiting Mahaveer Philippine Foundation, which has rehabilitated million lives with the Indian-made ‘Jaipur Foot’


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