Jumla Marsi : History and Every Detail About Organic Jumli Marsi


What is  Jumla Marsi ( Kalimarsi Paddy) ?

Jumla Marsi : Rajendra Kumar Bhattarai, a scientist at the Crop Science Division, says that the twin marsi is the native variety of paddy grown in the high hills. ”  Jumla Marsi is a local variety of rice with a high mountain climate,” he said. “This variety grows in the Sinja Valley, the highest part of the world.”

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Jumla Marsi

This paddy grows in the fields around the Sinj Valley of Jumla and along the Tila River. According to scientist Bhattarai, there is a local saying that the priest of the Chandnath temple in Marcy Jumla brought it from India. Atit Parajuli, technical officer of the Paddy Breeding Unit of the Agriculture and Vegetation Division, said that Marcy paddy would be produced at an altitude of 3,050 meters.

History of Marsi Dhan 

Jumla Marsi ( Kalimarsi Paddy) grows all over Jumla and the highest point in the world (2790 m) in Jumla’s Chumchaur Zulu. It is said to have originated in the 12th century.In the year 1300 AD, Guru Chandannath Swami brought Kalimarsi rice seeds from Kashmir, India and trained them in hot water to expand the paddy cultivation in Lachhu Zulu.

After successful testing of Marcy paddy, it was cultivated in Shera Zulu of Chandannath temple and distributed to the farmers.Even now, it is customary to teach rice at the Chandannath temple in Marsidhan.There is a legend that this paddy farming has inspired the establishment of post office in Nepal. The rice of Marcy rice produced by the twin farmers was sent by post to the then King . It is a wild rice.

In Jumla, paddy is cultivated in the highlands (2000 to 2200 m above sea level), the central region (2200 to 2800 m above sea level) and the highlands (2800 to 3050 m above sea level).

This is how seeds are sown

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Jumla Marsi

The seeds of Jumli Marcy, which can withstand extreme cold, are soaked in the beginning and the seedlings are sown in the heel bed after germination. Monthly seeds are sown in the field.”On March 25, the seeds are soaked in sacks, and in a week, i.e. on April 3, the seedlings are sown in the seedbed and sown in the field a month later,”

Marsi paddy is produced within 150 to 170 days after sowing. Marsi was suffering from a large outbreak of the deadly disease. Research was being done to protect Marcy and maintain the quality of Marsi .

Research to ensure that the quality of the Marcy is maintained and that it does not die. He also said that farmers are stopping wearing marsi because of the death.

The advanced varieties Chandnath-1 and Chandnath-3, which produce high yields, have also been developed as an alternative to Marsi. The newly developed Chandnath 1 and Chandnath 3 take 180 days longer to produce than Marsi.

‘Tasty’ Marsi

Technical officer Parajuli Jumli Marcy says it will be tasty and nutritious. “When you eat it with milk and ghee, Jumli Marcy’s rice is delicious,” he said. “Marcy is sweet.”Many Nepalis did not know about ‘Marcy’ before it was discussed on social media. Lately, the discussion of ‘Marcy’ has been linked to politics and it has even been branded.

Marsi has heated up the country by posting a picture on Facebook of CPN (Maoist) President and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and another CPN (Maoist) President Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ at the house of Durga Prasai, director of B&C Medical College in Birtamod, Jhapa.

Marsi to hit the government

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Jumla Marsi

After eating Marcy’s rice at Prasai’s house, Oli and Prachanda were greeted by Congress, discriminating Dr. Govinda KC’s supporters have not stopped making sarcastic remarks saying that they have joined the Mafia.

Succeeding in bringing a wave in Nepali politics, Marcy is getting unmatched ‘branding’ even when investing millions due to the same photo. On the one hand, it has become a powerful weapon to criticize the two-thirds majority government, while on the other hand, the flow of people from Jumla’s Sinja to the capital has increased.

Prime Minister Oli and CPN (Maoist) Chairman Prachanda Taro have become Marcy’s rice eaters. “Prachandaji and I went to Durgaji’s house and ate Marcy’s rice,” said Oli a few days ago in Dhumbarahi. “It’s not very sweet.Marcy, who is making waves in Nepali politics, has painted social media. Oli-Dahal ate Marcy’s rice and it has also attracted the attention of the public.

The government is being criticized from the streets to the parliament in the name of Marcy, which is almost three times more expensive than other types of rice.

Marcy’s connoisseurs grew

Previously limited to Jumla and its environs, this Marcy rice is attracting the masses. The talk of Marcy, which is not heard by most Nepalis, has increased in the capital city.

Marsi’s advertisement is due to the inflammatory remarks. Newspapers, radio and television have made daily news about Marcy, and cartoons have been published. Demand for this specialty has grown significantly as a result of recent corporate scandals. The disappearing Marcy has found a new life. Cheap and tasty varieties of Mansuli, Masino and Basmati rice are being challenged by Marcy.

Marsi’s demand for groceries and department stores has skyrocketed.The disappearing Marcy has found a new life. Cheap and tasty varieties of Mansuli, Masino and Basmati rice are being challenged by Marcy.Marcy’s demand for groceries and department stores has skyrocketed. Prime Minister Oli said that Marcy’s fine rice and basmati are not as sweet as now.

Brought  from Jumla

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Jumla Marsi

With the increase in demand, people have started ordering Marcy from Jumla. Shyam Thapa, a vendor at Agri Center New Baneshwor, said that the demand for Marcy has increased tremendously. He described Marcy as “lacking”. Khatri said Marcy was being sold at Rs 250 per kg. The Agri Center has sold 100 kg and brought another 500 kg of Marcy rice.

“One hundred kilos have been sold and another five hundred kilos have come. Now we will pack them and bring them to the market,” said Thapa. Entrepreneurs are selling Marcy in 2 kg bags.

Demand for Jumla rice and other commodities was increasing. Jumla’s okhar, lentils, apples, barley flour and other similar demand is increasing.

Merchants say prices are rising due to high demand. Supermarkets are also ordering Marcy in large quantities. According to the traders, there is not enough marsi as demanded due to limited production.

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