The Association of Rice Research Workers
(ARRW) is a nonprofit, non-political organization that promotes innovative
agricultural research and capacity building for sustainable development of rice
science across the globe. It strives to empower the scientists to help overcome
hunger, poverty and a degraded environment through better agriculture.
“ORYZA-An International Journal on Rice” is
the only international journal on rice science since 1961, a testimony of its
persistent contribution to sustainable food security and reduce poverty in
developing countries through scientific research articles and research-related
activities in the fields of rice agriculture, rice based farming and cropping
systems. It scales up innovative research for increased productivity to benefit
in terms of food security, better nutrition, higher income and improved
management of natural resources.
International Journal on Rice” is a quarterly international journal that
disseminates peer reviewed articles on state of art knowledge on innovative
research designed to confront global and regional issues of multi-dimensional
challenges. Besides the publication of the journal “ORYZA-An International
Journal on Rice”, the ARRW is positioned to rapidly deliver new technologies
and new knowledge by periodically holding national and international seminars
and symposia to ensure significant gains in terms of reduced hunger and
improved incomes for small farmers yet safeguarding biodiversity,
pro-environment farming, food policies, germplasm improvement, technology and
tools to provide best-in-class services to the clients
ARRW has the unique convening power, it invites review articles from subject
stalwarts, it holds influential events periodically to publish quality and
valued articles that has proved its scalable growth in providing turn key
solutions to rice management practices encountering biotic and abiotic stress
situations besides implementing best practices under the present vagaries and
vicissitudes of global climate change.
has more than 758 Members across the country and abroad. It’s main office
functions at the ICAR - National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India
having its Executive Council and a strong network of councilors spread over
various regions of the country. The present website of the ARRW will give an
overview of the multifarious activities it undertakes besides archives on
current and past published issues, seminar proceedings etc.
journal “ORYZA-An International Journal on Rice” has acquired a career
promoting scholarly grade of 4.44 by National Academy of Agricultural
Sciences (NASS), New Delhi an autonomous body, a proof of its status and
potential par excellence.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FOR 2022-2024
President : Dr. P. K. Agrawal
Vice President : Dr.(Mrs.) Annie Poonam
: Dr.(Mrs.) Lipi Das
Secretary : Dr. Sanjoy Saha
Treasurer : Dr.(Mrs.) P. Sanghamitra
Editor-in-Chief : Dr. Anjani Kumar
Councilors East Zone - Dr. Dillip Ranjan Sarangi
West Zone - Dr. BK sontakke
North Zone - Dr. Rupesh Deshmukh
South Zone - Dr. Anantha M.S.
NRRI - Dr. Koushik Chakraborty
Dr. Dibyendu Chatterjee
Dr. Nitiprasad Namdeorao Jambhulkar
Dr. Prashantkumar S. Hanjagi
Till mid-sixties, India was importing food
grains to meet its internal demands. In fact, during 1961-65, the country
imported 25.4 million tons of food grains through a PL-480 plan. During this
deficit period, for quick dissemination of research information’s amongst the
rice scientists of the country and abroad, to help increase rice production,
the Association of Rice Research Workers (ARRW) was
founded in 1961, under the Presidentship of Dr. R.H. Richharia, the then
Director, National Rice Research Institute (Formerly Central Rice Research
Institute), Cuttack, Odisha.
The journal of the Association, called “ORYZA-An International
Journal on Rice”, devoted exclusively to information related to rice, is
published quarterly. The journal has wide circulation amongst rice scientists
and has gained international reputation with experienced scientists, including
international scientist, in its Editorial Board. In addition to the scientific
journal the Association also published Technical Bulletins on rice Production
Technology for different states. It also publishes the proceedings of the
various symposia, organized by the Association.
The Association which started with a few founder members, has
grown in size during the last 59 years. Currently, it has 10 PATRONS, 758 LIFE
MEMBERS, 164 annual members and 50 institutional members from India and abroad.