farmers in Andhra have been cultivating BPT 2841, a new black rice variety developed by the Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU). Black rice, popularly known as ‘forbidden rice’, is said to have roots in ancient China and was believed to be exclusive for royal consumption. However, black rice has a plenty of health benefits. It contains more Vitamin B and E, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc as compared to white rice.
Sources : The Hindu