On 24 February 2011, BIOTEC/NSTDA and Ministry of Science and Technology, led by Minister of Science and Technology and NSTDA President, were granted an audience with H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in Nan Province to present 4 tonnes of Thanyasirin rice seed to HRH. One tone of rice seed would be given to Pariyatti Dharm Schools (Buddhism studies school) and the remaining 3 tones would go to Phufa Phattana Rice Bank, both located in Nan Province.
Thanyasirin was granted the name by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in December 2010. It is new blast-resistant glutinous rice, developed by rice research team from BIOTEC/NSTDA, Kasetsart University, Rice Department and Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna Lampang.
Posted on 2 March 2011.