Rice Processing in India

Rice Processing in India


Harvesting is the process of collecting the mature rice crop from the field. Harvesting at the right time and in the right way maximizes grain yield and minimizes grain losses and quality deterioration. The post-harvesting operations of paddy crop and the storage of grains are as much important as producing the crop, because post-harvesting technology affects the quantity and quality of paddy and the finished product, that is, rice. Generally, losses in paddy and rice during the post-harvest operations amount to about 10% of field production. It is, therefore, necessary to adopt proper technology after harvesting the crop for the improvement of the quantity and quality of paddy and rice.

Post production includes all operations starting from harvesting up to grading and the stages are interdependent.