Special Cover India 2022 – Chokuwa Rice.
A Special Cover was released on 25th Mar 2022 at Jorhat featuring Chokuwa Rice.
The Chokuwa rice of Assam has been described as a “unique gi ..
Chokuwa – nature’s unique gift
Chokuwa is a winter rice variety and forms an integral part of the Assamese meal, especially in religious and social ceremonies.
The application for a GI tag for the rice was filed by an organisation called Seuj Satirth, from Sivasagar district of Assam in December 2016.
Described as an “unique gift of nature” by the GI Journal, this rice is eaten for breakfast too in rural Assam. Chokuwa is also known as ‘komal saul‘ since the parboiled rice becomes soft on just soaking in water and can be consumed.