Background
Close up of Telangana Sona grains

A better kind of white rice

Telangana Sona was created by Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) as a climate-smart alternative to other commonly grown varieties of rice like sona masuri.

Telangana Sona is classified as a low-GI food

Research into the low-GI properties of Telangana Sona was published in the American Journal of Food & Nutrition.

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  • BASMATI Rice
    73
  • Jowar
    70
  • Brown Rice
    68
  • Wheat Roti
    62
  • Quinoa
    53
  • Telangana Sona Rice
    51
Paddy kept for drying in the sun in Ibrahimpur

A massive hit with farmers

Higher yield, shorter growing cycle and less need for pesticides has endeared Telangana Sona to farmers. In Telangana alone, seven lakh acres currently cultivate Telangana Sona rice.

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