Yashwantrao Chavan Centre organizes 'Rice Festival' every year. Finest quality of diverse rice is found in different parts of Maharashtra. Their taste, aroma and properties are exquisite. With the aim of promoting the rich agricultural tradition of our Maharashtra and also enabling the urban consumers to buy 'Rice' directly from the farmers, Yashwantrao Chavan Centre hosts the Rice Festival. This festival also facilitates direct interaction between producers and consumers, thereby increasing the demand for such varieties of rice. As a result, it greatly benefits the farmers in the long run.

Wada Kolam of Raigad-Thane, Indrayani of Maval Mulshi, Ambemohor, Ghansal of Ajara, Shriram Kolam of Chandrapur Vidarbha, black, red, brown rice grown by tribal farmers of Akole, Nashik and conventional as well as modified varieties of rice like organic blue rice etc. are exhibited at the festival.

During this festival, Farmers and Farmers Producers Organisations across the state make their rice available for purchase directly to urban consumers.

Every person visiting the Rice Festival truly enjoys the rich agricultural diversity of our state of Maharashtra, all at one place!