Bubble, bubble, less trouble
A device that literally makes light of the rice parboiling process
Bhuvani Devi, a frail-looking woman in her early thirties, has taken up a new challenge — to produce a tonne of parboiled rice in Baarwan village in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district. Unlike what the region’s paddy farmers did until now, she wants to process and sell parboiled rice rather than paddy itself. “We used to sell paddy at a much lower rate than parboiled rice in order to save ourselves from the tedious traditional method of producing the rice,” she explains.