Tilak chandan rice

Tilak chandan is a thick, small-grained rice famous for its fragrance. Its cultivation is rapidly decreasing in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur. The reason for the decline is attributed to the Green Revolution that pushed out indigenous rice varieties and focused more on high-yield hybrids. The efforts are now underway to revive tilak chandan as part of University of Sheffield project, ‘Forgotten Food: Culinary Memory, Local Heritage and Lost Agricultural Varieties in India’.