Aromatic rice always fetches a premium price in the market and therefore occupies an important position in the society. Scented or fragrant rice are regarded as auspicious in our country. Normally aromatic rice denotes basmathi rice possessing long slender grains and a very good aroma. However there are several small and medium grain aromatic or scented rice genotypes which are classified under a separate group popularly called as non-basmati aromatic rice. These types of indigenous fragrant rices were abundantly present in India.