It is an extremely tall variety. The height of this variety can even hide wild elephants when they enter the farm and for this reason it is called as “Kattuyanam” (meaning wild elephant in Tamil).
This variety has a number of medicinal properties. It is used in the control of diabetics and also for cancer treatment. It’s anti-oxidant properties have cure for many heart related diseases. Apart from providing health benefits it also provides environmental benefits like increasing fertility and water retention capacity of the soil. It can withstand flooding to a great extent. The hay of this variety is used for making thatched roof. Flattened rice made from this rice variety is suitable for making rice payasam (a South Indian sweet dish). It is also suitable for the preparation of idly, dosa, idiyappam, flattened rice and porridge.
It is normally cultivated during Samba. (July 15th to January 14th )
Colour and Quality
The rice of this variety is light red in colour and bold in nature.
Ms. Akhila R.S. (2016 - 17)
ABI Showatech (India) Ltd. (2018 - 19)