Story of this variety
The variety is also suitable for growing in the vicinity of lakes. Hence, it is also called Eri Nel (Eri means lake). Another name for this variety is Maduvu Muzhungi. Maduvu in Tamil means pond / lake. It is said that people travelled by Boats and harvested “Samba Mosanam” in the lakes. During the summer seasons when the ponds / lakes are dry the seeds are sown. Right after rainfall the seeds sprout and the plants grown. As the water increases in the pond due to the increasing the rainfall the plant also grows taller and taller above the water. Since it grows above the water in the pond it is called “Maduvu Muzhungi” (literally meaning one that swallows the pond). Since this withstands both drought and flooding and gives a reasonable yield it is known as Samba Mosanam (Mosanam means one that does not fail).
The variety is ideal for preparing Aval (Flattened rice), Idly and Dosa. It is especially used for making hand pound aval.
It is normally cultivated during Samba (between July 15th to January 14th).
Clayey soil is preferred for cultivating this variety.
160 – 165 days
It grows to a height of about 150 cm
Colour and Quality
The colour of the rice is Red and it has coarse grains.
Mr. Karthick Sundaram (2016 - 17)
ABI Showatech (India) Ltd. (2017 - 18)
Mr. Karthik Sundaram (2018 - 19)