Sona Masuri (also, Sona Masoori, Samba Masuri, BPT 5204, HMT, or Jeela Karra Masuri) is a medium-grain rice grown largely in the Indian states of Karnatka,Andhra Pradesh
& Telangana. In Telugu, Sona Masuri rice is called Bangaru Theegalu (meaning Golden Ivy). The grain of this variety and light in weight with a golden-fair shade.
This premium variety of rice is mainly exported to USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Middle East countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar. In Karnataka, it is mainly cultivated in the Raichur, Koppal and Bellary, Belagavi districts.