Introduction

Rice is one of the important cereal food crop of India. Rice contributes about 43% of total food grain production and 46% of total cereal production in the country. It continues to play vital role in the national exports. The percentage share of rice in total national export was 4.5% during 1998-99. The percentage share of agriculture export in total national export was 18.25, whereas the percentage share of rice export in total agriculture export was 24.62 during 1998-99. Thus, rice export contributes nearly 25% of total agriculture export from the country. Rice is also an important cereal food crops in South East Asia. Thailand, Vietnam, Mynammar, China and Japan are the important countries besides India growing rice. Among the exporting countries Thailand, Vietnam, India and Pakistan are the important countries exporting rice in sizeable quantity. Thailand ranks first in the export of rice in the world followed by Vietnam and India. However, India is likely set to be second largest rice exporter in the world during the current financial year. China and Indonesia are likely to boost their import of rice, which will facilitate to India to increase its rice export. Besides, the Govt. of India has also fixed high target of export of rice from India including broken rice. The Govt. of India has also fixed the export price of rice quite competitive in the international market. These measures are expected to contribute in boosting the export of rice from India. The Govt. has also created four zones in addition to earlier 28 zones to boost the export of agriculture products from the country, these new zones are • • • •

Apple zone in Himachal Pradesh Mango zones in Andhra Pradesh Flower zone in Tamil Nadu Basmati rice export zone in Punjab.

With the creation of these four new zones the export of agriculture products from the country have risen to 32 zones, which will cover the export of various agriculture products in the country. Therefore, the special emphasis is being laid down to strengthen these zones for increasing agricultural products including export of basmati rice from India. The basmati export zone has been set up in Punjab to tap the potential of basmati rice to increase its export in the international market. In fact Indian basmati rice is well recognized in the international markets because of its quality. Keeping in view the export potential of basmati rice, the Govt. of India has launched aggressive export promotion policy to further develop the basmati rice by adoption of improved production technology including improved high yielding new seeds. The scheme for export of basmati zone will cover Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahar districts of Punjab. The estimated outlay of the scheme is Rs.23.3 crore, in which the centre's share would be Rs.11.85 crore, the share of State Govt. of Punjab would be Rs.1.85 crore. Balance amount Rs.9.6 crore will be met from private entrepreneurs. The aim of this programme is to increase export of basmati rice in particular and overall export of rice in general.

It is, therefore, attempt has been made by the Directorate of Rice Development, Patna to analyse the problems and prospects of rice export from India and to bring out in a compiled form. By using the navigational links under Compiled Contents title, you can browse through information on various problems/constraints of rice export including basmati from India to various countries in the world, prospects of rice export including basmati rice, various strategies and suggestions to increase export of rice from India to earn more foreign exchange needed for the development of the country, and even find the list of rice exporters.
RICE EXPORT SCENARIO

India is one of the important countries in the world in export of rice. India's exports are expected to go up further during current financial year. Hence, Indian rice exports are set to reach second place in the world markets after Thailand edging out Vietnam in the process as per the report of the Food and Agricultural Organisation.

Basmati Rice Background Rice export from India constitutes the major share of Basmati rice. Nearly two-third of Basmati rice produced in India is exported. Basmati rice is the leading aromatic fine quality rice of the world trade and it fetches good export price in the international markets. Infact, Basmati rice is a gift from "Mother Nature" to the Indian sub-continent and grows in the Indo-Gangatic plains only. The meaning of Basmati can be derived from "bas" which means aroma and "mati" meaning sense. Thus the word Basmati implies 'ingrained aroma'. So it is the aroma that gives basmati its novel characteristics unmatched by any other rice grain anywhere else in the world. Many scented varieties of rice have been cultivated in the Indian sub- continent from time immemorial but basmati distinguishes itself from all other aromatic rice due to its unique aromatic characteristics coupled with silky texture of its long grain. The great Punjabi poet Varis Shah has described basmati-scented rice in his poem of Heer and Ranjha in 1766. The other poets such as Mushkin and Sukhdas have also traced back to Abul-4 Fazl Allami's Ain-e-Akbari about scented grain. Thus, it is quite evident that basmati rice perhaps from its very accurence has been recipe entertainer of the Royal Society. Now, it is still considered "dream of the masses" and "charm of the classes". The supremacy of basmati rice can not superceded by any other scented variety because of its unique characteristics viz superfine kernels, exquisite aroma, sweet taste, silky texture, delicate curvature and linear kernel elongation with least breadth and swelling on cooking. Because of its quality characteristics, basmati rice is fetching higher price in the international market. Hence, basmati rice can be equated with "champagne" among wines and 'scotch' among whiskies. During pre-partition times, basmati rice was grown in India only but after partition, its heritage is

shared between India and Pakistan. Presently, major growing states of basmati rice in India are Haryana, Punjab, Western U. P. and Uttranchal. Basmati rice being novel product is characterized by its unique grain size, aroma and cooking qualities. Being high value product, it has got good export demand. Hence, the export has been very high and exports have been steadily growing. The export of basmati rice during 1991-92 was 2.66 lakh mts, a quantum jump of 96.6% at 5.23 lakh mts in 1996-97. During the year 2000-01, basmati rice export touched an all time high record figure of 8.52 lakh mts (provisional) showing on increase of 62.9% over 1996-97. During 2001-02 basmati rice export was 6.66 lakh mts. (Provisional) showing downwards trend compared to previous year's export of 8.52 lakh mts (provisional), but the export of non-basmati rice registered an increase of 124.6% during 2001-02 over 2000-01. Global Scenario (A) Basmati Rice Gulf region remains the major markets for Indian basmati rice and inside Gulf, Saudi Arabia accounts for the major chunk of basmati imports from India. Pakistan is the sole competitor for India in the international market for basmati rice. During 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-01, total quantities of basmati rice exports from India were 5.98 lakh mts., 6.38 lakh mts. and 8.52 lakh mts. in which the percentage share of Asia was 85.69%, 82.12% and 73.38% respectively. The percentage share of Asia has decreased for basmati rice, during 1998-99, 19992000 and 2000-01 but the export to Europe has increased in linear order from 11.41% in 1998-99 to 14.37% in 1999-2000 and 20.46% during 2000-01 respectively. The export to North America has also increased in the same order from 1.39% during 1998-99 to 5.28% during 2000-01. However the export to other countries remains constant with slight fluctuation from year to year. India's major markets for basmati rice exports have been Saudi Arabia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, France, Germany, U.K., Denmark, U.S.A., Canada, Belgium , Kuwait, Italy, Oman, Yemen, Netherlands, Jordan, Indonesia etc. Infact, Saudi Arabia traditionally has been the largest market for Indian basmati rice. The export of Basmati rice from India's during 1998-99 to 2000-01 to different continents is given in Table 1.

(B) Non-Basmati Rice Major destinations for India's non-basmati rice exports are Bangladesh, Australia, Bahrain, Ethiopia, Djibouti, France, Germany, U.K., Hong Kong, Korea, Sri-Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius, Malaysia, Nigeria, Ivory coast, Indonesia, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Singapore, U.A.E. Y.A.R., etc. Competing countries in the international markets for India for the exports of non-basmati rice are Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, China, U.S.A. and Pakistan. Major quantity of non-basmati rice is exported to Asia continent.

During 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-2000 a total quantity of 9.59 lakh mts., 9.28 lakh mts., 28.75 lakh mts. and 7.08 lakh mts. were exported to Asia continent which were 48.20%, 51.66%, 65.86% and 56.28% of total export of non-basmati rice from India to Asia, respectively. There was a fluctuation in the export of non-basmati rice from India to Asia during 1996-97 to 1999-2000. After Asia, non-basmati rice is exported from India to Africa continent. During 199697,1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-2000 a total quantity of non-basmati rice exports from India to Africa were 5.39 lakh mts, 5.59 lakh mts, 10.67 lakh mts and 3.24 lakh mts, in which the percentage share of Africa continent was 27.09%, 31.14%, 24.44% and 25.73% respectively of total export of non-basmati rice from India. Next to Africa continent, Europe continent has been importing non-basmati rice from India during 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-2000. The exports of non-basmati rice from India to other continents are very meagre. The exports to Europe continent during the last few years were an average more than 1.5 lakh mts per year except 1996-97. During 1996-97 total export of nonbasmati rice to Europe was 3.38 lakh mts. Export of non-basmati rice from India during 1996-97 to 1999-2000 to different continents is given in Table 2.

(C) Parboiled Rice Indian is exporting parboiled rice to Middle East and African countries, as these countries prefer parboiled rice.

RICE EXPORT EARNINGS

Basmati Rice As already mentioned, India is exporting Basmati Rice to various countries in the world. A total quantity of 2.66 lakh mts basmati rice was exported to different countries from India during 1991-92. However, the export increased to 8.52 lakh mts during 2000-01, registering an increase of 220% during the last nine years period. The export declined during 2001-02 and a total quantity of 6.66 lakh mts basmati rice was exported registering a decrease of 21.8 per cent over the export of 2000-01. The export of basmati rice from 1996-97 to 1999-2000 was almost static with slight increase over the years. During 1991-92 export earning from the export of basmati rice was 499.18 crores, which increased to 2165.96 crores during 2000-01 registering an increase of 333.90 per cent over 1991-

92 export earnings. The export earnings from basmati rice decreased during 2001-02, over previous year. Thus, export earnings decreased by 15.09 per cent during 2001-02 as compared to 2000-01.

Non-Basmati Rice India is also exporting substantial quantity of non-basmati rice to various countries in the world. However, the export of non-basmati rice has been fluctuating year to year due to weather conditions affecting the production of non-basmati rice in the importing countries. The export of non-basmati rice from India during 1991-92 was 4.12 lakh mts, the export rose to 45.41 lakh mts during 1995-96 and it come down to 15.32 lakh mts. during 2001-02. The increase in export of non-basmati rice from 1991-92 to 1995-96 was quite considerable and registering in 10 folds increase. The export again declined during subsequent years. Decrease in export during 2001-02 was 66.26 per cent. Over all increase in export of non-basmati rice during the last 10 years period i.e. from 1991-92 to 2001-02 was about 3 folds. During 1991-92, export earning from the export of non-basmati rice was Rs. 256.41 crores, and it increased to Rs. 3,717.41 crores during 1995-96, which was more than 13 folds increase during the past four years period i.e., from 1991-92 to 1995-96. During 2001-02, the export earnings from non-basmati rice was recorded to Rs. 1,324.36 crores, it was 64.37 percent less as compared to 1995-96 export earnings. However, the export earnings from non-basmati rice increased more than 4 folds during 2001-02 as compared to 1991-92.

Total Rice During 1991-92, a total quantity of 6.78 lakh mts of rice (Basmati + Non-Basmati ) was exported from India to different countries in the world. The export of total rice increased during subsequent years and the export during 1995-96 rose to 49.14 lakh mts., which was more than six fold increase in export as compared to 1991-92 export of total rice from India. There was fluctuation in the export of total rice after 1995-96 and a total quantity of 21.98 lakh mts. of rice was exported during 2001-02, which was less by 55.3 per cent as compared to 1995-96 export. Infact, there was 224.19 per cent over all increase in the export of rice from India during 2001-02 as compared to the export of 1991-92. Export earnings from the export of total rice from India during 1991-92 was Rs. 755.59 crores and it increased to Rs. 4,568.08 crores during 1995-96, which was more than five folds increase. During subsequent years after 1995-96, the export earnings from total rice export from India registered fluctuating trends and it was Rs. 3,163.44 crores during 2001-02, which was less by 30.7 per cent as compared to 1995-96 export value. However, the export value increased more than three folds during 2001-02 over 1991-92 to 2001-02. Exports of Basmati and Non-Basmati rice from India over 1991-92 export value during 1991-92 to 2001-02 are given in Table-3.

ROLE OF RICE IN THE EXPORT EARNINGS

Basmati Rice Rice plays an important role in the export earnings of the country. Among the agricultural products, Basmati rice is one of the commodity, which is exported to many countries in the world and contributing considerable share in the export earnings of total agricultural products. Export earnings realized from the export of basmati rice during the last nine years i.e., from 1993-94 to 2001-02 are discussed hereunder. Export value realized from the export of Basmati rice during 1993-94 was Rs. 1,061.26 crores and it declined during the subsequent two years. During 1996-97, export earnings from Basmati rice was Rs. 1,247.64 crores, which increased during subsequent years and it was recorded Rs. 1,876.91 crores during 1998-99 and again declined during 1999-2000 and reached maximum to Rs. 2,165.96 crores during 2000-01, but again decreased to Rs. 1,839.08 crores during 2001-02. Thus, there was a considerable fluctuation in the export earnings of basmati rice during the last nine years, i.e., 1993-94 to 2001-02. The percentage share of export value of Basmati rice in the National Export earnings was 1.52 per cent during 1993-94 and it witnessed decreasing trends during subsequent years continuously. During 2001-02, the percentage share of basmati rice in the National Export earnings was recorded 0.89 per cent. The percentage share of export value of Basmati rice in Agricultural Export earnings was 8.43 per cent during 1993-94 and it decreased to 4.17 per cent during 1995-96. During 1996-97, it was recorded to 5.16 per cent and subsequent years the share of export value of basmati rice showed increasing trends and it was maximum of 7.56 per cent during 2000-01 but again decreased to 6.24 per cent during 2001-02. The percentage share of export value of basmati rice in the Food Grains export earnings was 76.10 per cent during 1993-94 and it decreased to 16.73 per cent during 1995-96. The percentage share of basmati rice again increased to 30.80 per cent and 45.01 per cent during subsequent years of 1996-97 and 1997-98 respectively. However, it again decreased to 28.81 per cent during 1998-99 but from 1999-2000 to 2000-01 it witnessed again increasing trends i.e., 50.07 per cent and 55.21 per cent respectively. The percentage share of export value of basmati rice decreased to 36.96 per cent during 2001-02. It is evident from the above analysis that the export value of basmati rice fluctuated from year to year during 1993-94 to 2001-02, which has affected its percentage share in total food grains export earnings. The export of basmati rice during 1993-94 to 2001-02 constituted major share in the total rice export from India. The percentage share of export value of basmati rice in the total rice export earnings was 82.47 per cent during 1993-94. However, the percentage share of export value of basmati rice in the total rice export earnings declined during the subsequent years up to 2001-02 as compared to 1993-94. During 1995-96, the percentage share of export value of

basmati rice was recorded 18.62 per cent, which was the lowest during the past nine years period. The percentage share of export value of basmati rice showed increasing trend during 1996-97 and 1997-98 as compared to previous year but during 1998-99, its percentage share declined to 29.88 per cent as compared to 50.00 per cent during previous year. The percentage share of export value of basmati rice of total rice export earnings registered increasing trend during the subsequent three years as compared to 1998-99 and it was recorded 56.95 per cent, 73.59 per cent and 58.14 per cent during 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 respectively. It is evident from the above discussion that the export of basmati rice from India fluctuated during the past nine years, which has affected its percentage share in total rice export earnings during the same period.

Non-Basmati Rice Non-Basmati rice is next to Basmati rice, which is exported from India to many countries in the world. The export value of non-basmati rice also contributes considerable share in the export earnings of total agricultural products. Export earnings realized from the non-basmati rice during 1993-94 to 2001-02 are discussed below. Export value realized from the export of non-basmati rice during 1993-94 was Rs. 225.46 crores and it increased during the subsequent years up to 2001-02. During 1994-95 the export value of non-basmati rice was Rs. 340.47 crores and it increased to Rs. 3,717.41 crores during 1995-96 but it decreased to Rs. 1,924.72 crores and Rs. 1,685.38 crores during 1996-97 and 1997-98. However, the export earnings from the export of non-basmati rice during 1998-99 again increased to Rs. 4,403.85 crores, which was an all time high and again declined to Rs. 1,345.58 crores, Rs. 777.26 crores and Rs. 1,324.36 crores during 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 respectively. The percentage share of export value of non-basmati rice in the National Export earnings was 0.32 per cent during 1993-94, which slightly increased to 0.41 per cent during following year and further increased to 3.50 per cent during 1995-96. During the subsequent years, the percentage share of export value of non-basmati rice in the National Export earnings again declined to 1.62 per cent and 1.30 per cent in the year 1996-97 and 1997-98 and during the year 1998-99, it again increased to 3.15 per cent. During the subsequent three years, it again decreased to 0.85 per cent, 0.39 per cent and 0.64 per cent in the year 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 respectively. The percentage share of the export value of non-basmati rice in the Agricultural Export earnings was 1.79 per cent during 1993-94 and it increased to 2.57 per cent during 1994-95. During 1995-96, the percentage share of the export value of non-basmati rice in the Agricultural Export earnings increased to 18.22 per cent and decreased to 7.97 per cent and 6.78 per cent during the subsequent two years of 1996-97 and 1997-98. However, the percentage share again increased to 17.26 per cent during 1998-99 and decreased to 5.32 per cent, 2.71 per cent and 4.49 per cent during 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 respectively as compared to 1998-99.

The percentage share of export value of non-basmati rice in the Food Grains Export earnings was 16.18 per cent during 1993-94 and it increased to 24.91 per cent and 73.12 per cent in the following years of 1994-95 and 1995-96. The percentage share of export value of nonbasmati rice in the Food Grains Export earnings decreased to 47.51 per cent and 45.00 per cent during the next two years of 1996-97 and 1997-98 and it again increased to 67.61 per cent in the year 1998-99. The percentage share of export value of non-basmati rice in the Food Grains Export earnings decreased to 37.85 per cent, 19.81 per cent and 26.62 per cent during the year 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 as compared to 1998-99. The percentage share of export value of non-basmati rice in the total rice export earnings was 17.52 per cent during 1993-94 and it increased to 28.24 per cent and 81.37 per cent during the following two years of 1994-95 and 1995-96. This percentage share decreased to 60.67 per cent and 50.00 per cent during the subsequent two years of 1996-97 and 1997-98. The percentage share of export value of non-basmati rice in the total rice export earnings increased to 70.12 per cent in the year 1998-99 over two previous years and it again decreased to 43.05 per cent, 26.41 per cent and 41.86 per cent during the subsequent three years of 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 200102 respectively. It can be seen from the fore going analysis that the export of non- basmati has also fluctuated during 1993-94 to 2001-02 like basmati rice. The fluctuation was mainly due to rise and fall in demand of the importing countries.

Total Rice As already mentioned that rice is an important commodity under agricultural products exported from India to various countries in the world and it earns annually considerable amount of foreign exchange for the nation. During 1993-94 an amount of Rs. 1,286.72 crores was realized from the export of rice. The same amount increased to Rs. 4,568.08 crores during 199596 and it was recorded Rs. 6,280.76 crores during 1998-99, an all time high export earnings from rice. During subsequent years the export earnings declined and it was recorded Rs. 3,163.44 crores during 2001-02. The percentage share of export value of rice (including basmati & non- basmati) in the National Export earnings was 1.84 per cent during 1993-94 and it increased to 4.30 per cent during 1995-96 but declined during the two subsequent years and again went up to 4.49 per cent during 1998-99. During the subsequent years its percentage share declined to 1.96 per cent, 1.46 per cent and 1.52 per cent during 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 respectively. The percentage share of export value of rice in Agricultural Export earnings was 10.22 per cent during 1993-94 and it increased to 22.40 per cent during 1995-96 but it declined during the two subsequent years and again went up to 24.62 per cent during 1998-99. During the subsequent years its percentage share declined to 12.35 per cent, 10.27 per cent and 10.73 per cent during 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 respectively. The percentage share of export value of rice in the Food Grain Export earnings was 92.27 per cent during 1993-94 and it declined to 90.02 per cent during 1997-98 and again went up to

96.42 per cent during 1998-99. However, during the subsequent years its percentage share continuously declined to 87.92 per cent, 75.02 per cent and 63.58 per cent during 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 respectively. Percentage share of basmati and non-basmati rice exports in Total National Export, Total Agricultural Exports and Food Grains Export during 1993-94 to 2001-02 are given in Table-4.
COUNTRY-WISE EXPORT OF RICE FROM INDIA

Rice is exported from India to many countries in the world. Infact, India is facing stiff competition in the international markets for the export of rice. Thailand is the world's largest rice exporting country. Vietnam is another large exporter of rice, but currently the demand for Vietnamese rice has steeply declined in the international market due to which India is likely to become world's second largest exporter of rice. Thailand, India and U.S.A. are the only countries making parboiled rice and exporting it. Thailand, Vietnam and India are also exporting 100% broken rice. Data in respect of parboiled and broken rice exports separately from India are not available. Hence, export of rice from India has been divided in to two category i.e., basmati rice and non-basmati rice and the same are discussed in this chapter.

Basmati Rice The leading aromatic fine quality rices in world trade popularly known as Basmati rice is fetching good export price in the international markets for its three district quality features viz.pleasant aroma, superfine grains and extreme grain elongation. About two third of basmati rice produced in India is exported. Basmati rice is exported to various countries in the world from India. The exports of basmati rice during 1998-99 to 2000-2001 are discussed below :During 1998-99 Saudi Arabia was the major importer of basmati rice from India followed by U.K., Kuwait and U.A.E. and percentage shares of these countries of total exports from India were 74.11%, 7.66%, 5.25% and 3.34% respectively. Thus, more than 90 per cent quantity of basmati rice was exported to Saudi Arabia, U.K., Kuwait and UAE during 1998-99 and remaining quantity was exported to other countries in the world. A total quantity of 5,97,756 mts of basmati rice was exported from India during 1998-99. During 1999-2000, these four countries remained as major basmati rice importers from India and their percentage shares of total quantity of basmati rice exported from India was 62.14 per cent, 8.32 per cent, 7.42 per cent and 5.06 per cent respectively. The export to Saudi Arabia declined during 1999-2000 as compared to previous year. Infact, the export to U.K., Kuwait, UAE and U.S.A. increased as compared to 1998-99. The percentage share of four countries comprising of Saudi Arab, U.K., Kuwait and U.A.E. were 82.94 per cent of total quantity of basmati rice exported from India during 1999-2000 as against 90.36 per cent during 1998-99. The export of basmati rice almost remained the same as it was during 1998-99 with slight fluctuation.

A total quantity of 6,38,380 mts of basmati rice was exported from India during 1999-2000, which was 6.80 per cent higher than the export of previous year. The export of basmati rice to Saudi Arabia increased to 4,78,124 mts during 2000-01 as against 3,96,676 mts in the previous year. The percentage share of Saudi Arabia of total quantity of basmati rice exported from India during 2000-01 was 56.14 per cent as against 62.14 per cent in the previous year. Infact, total quantity exported to Saudi Arabia increased during 2000-01, but the percentage share of Saudi Arab of total quantity exported from India decreased due to increase in the percentage share of other importing countries. Other major importing countries of basmati rice from India were U.K., U.A.E., Kuwait and U.S.A. during 2000-01. The export to U.K. during 2000-01 was 1,11,984 mts, which was 110.96 per cent higher than previous year and the percentage share of U.K. of total quantity of basmati rice exported from India during 2000-01 was 13.15 per cent as against 8.32 per cent in the previous year. Similarly the export to Kuwait and U.S.A. also increased from 47,338 mts and 16,036 mts during 1999-2000 to 82,800 mts and 35,840 mts during 2000-01 respectively. However, the export to U.A.E. declined to 30,151 mts during 2000-01 as against 32,297 mts during previous year. A total quantity of 8,51,722 mts of basmati rice was exported from India during 2000-01, which was 33.42 per cent higher than the export of previous year. Country-wise export of basmati rice from India during 1998-99 to 2000-01 is given in Table.5.

Non-Basmati Rice The export of non-basmati rice from India was on its peak during 1995-96 and a total quantity of 45.41 lakh mts was exported to different countries in the world. Again the export crossed to 43.66 lakh mts during 1998-99, but during subsequent years, the export of non-basmati rice again came down significantly due to various reasons. The export of non-basmati rice during 1998-99 to 2000-01 are discussed below During 1998-99, Bangladesh, Ivory cost, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and South Africa were the major importers of non-basmati rice from India. Infact, more than fifty per cent of total export of non-basmati rice from India was exported to Bangladesh alone during 1998-99. A total quantity of 23,31,689 mts of non-basmati rice was exported to Bangladesh during 199899, which was 53.41 per cent of total quantity exported from India during the same year. Next major country was South Africa for import of non-basmati rice from India. A total quantity of 5,25,013 mts of non-basmati rice was exported to South Africa during 1998-99, which was 12.03 per cent of total quantity exported from India during the same year. The export to Ivory cost was 1,61,817 mts of non-basmati rice, which was 3.71 per cent of total quantity of non-basmati rice exported from India during 1998-99. Similarly, the export of non-basmati rice to Somalia was 1,40,064 mts., which was 3.21 per cent of total quantity of non-basmati rice exported from India during 1998-99. The export to Russia and Saudi Arabia were 1,21,828 mts and 1,26,036 mts of non-basmati rice during 199899, which were 2.79 per cent and 2.89 per cent of total quantity exported from India during the

same year respectively. The export to other countries was considerably less as compared to quantity exported to the countries discussed above. A total quantity of 43,65,888 mts of nonbasmati rice was exported from India to various countries in the world during 1998-99. Bangladesh remained major importer of non-basmati rice from India during 1999-2000 also but total export of non-basmati rice to Bangladesh declined to 84.98 per cent during 19992000 as compared to previous year. A total quantity of 3,50,088 mts. of non-basmati rice was exported to Bangladesh during 1999-2000 as against 2331689 mts. exported during 1998-99. The percentage share of Bangladesh of total quantity of non-basmati rice exported from India during 1999-2000 was 27.83 percent as against 53.41 percent in the previous year. Next to Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia was the major country, which imported non-basmati rice from India during 1999-2000. A quantity of 1,64,288 mts. of non-basmati rice was exported from India to Saudi Arabia during 1999-2000 as against 1,26,036 mts during previous year, which was 30.35 per cent higher. The percentage share of Saudi Arabia of total quantity of non-basmati rice exported from India during 1999-2000 was 13.06 per cent as against 2.89 percent during the previous year. The exports to Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka and South Africa were 1,09,046 mts, 1,50,590 mts, 62,401 mts and 1,40,334 mts of non-basmati rice during 1999-2000, which ware 8.67 per cent, 11.97 per cent, 4.96 per cent and 11.16 per cent of total quantity exported from India during the same year, considerably less as compared to the countries discuss above. A total quantity of 12,57,790 mts of non-basmati rice was exported from India to various countries in the world during 1999-2000, which was 71.19 per cent less as compared to 43,65,888 mts exported during the previous year. The major quantity of non-basmati rice was exported to Bangladesh during 2000-01 as it was during the previous year. A total quantity of non-basmati rice exported to Bangladesh during 2000-01 was 9.26 per cent less as compared to previous year but the percentage share of Bangladesh of total quantity of non-basmati rice exported from India during 2000-01 was 46.56 per cent, which was more as against 27.83 per cent during the previous year. A total quantity of 3,17,663 mts of non-basmati rice was exported from India to Bangladesh during 2000-01 as against 3,50,088 mts exported during the previous year. Other major countries that imported non-basmati rice from India during 2000-01 were Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, U.A.E. and Yemen Republic. Total quantity exported to these countries during 2000-01 where 20,183 mts, 1,53,841 mts, 17,410 mts, 57,768 mts, 26,647 mts and 14,913 mts respectively and their percentage share in total quantity of nonbasmati rice exported from India during the same year were 2.96 per cent, 22.55 per cent 2.55 per cent, 8.47 per cent, 3.91 per cent and 2.19 per cent respectively. A total quantity of 6,82,270 mts. of non-basmati rice was exported from India to various countries in the world during 2000-01, which was 45.76 per cent less as compared to 12,57,790 mts. exported during previous year. Country wise exports of non-basmati rice during 1998-99 to 2000-01 are given in Table- 6.

AVERAGE EXPORT PRICE

Data on exact export price of rice is not readily available in this Directorate. However, the average export price per quintal of rice has been worked out year wise for the basmati and nonbasmati rice separately. For the purpose of calculation, total quantity of rice exported and its value realized in rupees have been taken separately for basmati and non-basmati rice and then the value of export divided by the quantity of rice exported to arrive at the average export price of rice per quintal year wise for basmati & non-basmati. Average export price thus worked out has been discussed in this chapter. Average export price of basmati and non-basmati rice during 199293 to 2001-02 are given in Table-7.

Basmati Rice It is seen from the average export price data given in Table-7 that the export price of Basmati Rice has fluctuated significantly year after year. During 1992-93, average export price of basmati rice was Rs. 2,465 per quintal, which declined continuously year after year up to 1996-97 as compared to 1992-93. Average export price for basmati rice has been worked out to Rs. 2,013 per quintal during 1993-94 and the same has decreased to Rs. 1,957 per quintal during 1994-95. Average export price again increased to Rs. 2,297 per quintal during 1995-96 over previous year price and increasing trend in average export price continued up to 1998-99. During 1996-97, average export price has been worked out to Rs. 2,385 per quintal, which increased to Rs. 2,841 and Rs. 3,140 per quintal during 1997-98 and 1998-99 respectively. However, average export price of Basmati rice declined during the following three years as compared to 1998-99 average export price. During 1999-2000, average export price was worked to Rs. 2,789 per quintal, which came down to Rs. 2,543 per quintal during 2000-01 and it again went up to Rs. 2,762 per quintal during 2001-02. The reason for fluctuation in average export price of Basmati rice is attributed to different quality and quantity of rice exported to different countries during different years. A particular country may import one year a particular quality/grade of rice and the same country may import another quality/grade of rice during next or subsequent years. Thus, different quality and quantity of rice exported to different countries at different export price rate may probably be the reason for fluctuation of average export price of Basmati rice.

Non-Basmati Rice Average export price data given in Table-7 reveals that in case of Non-Basmati Rice, almost same trend of fluctuation in average export price is seen as in case of Basmati Rice. During 1992-93, average export price was worked out to Rs. 684 per quintal for Non-Basmati Rice, which declined to Rs. 399 per quintal during 1993-94. However, average export price increased to Rs. 759 per quintal during 1994-95 over previous year and increasing trend in average export price continued up to 2000-01 as compared to 1994-95.

Average export price was worked to Rs. 819 per quintal during 1995-96, which increased to Rs. 968 per quintal during 1996-97 and slightly decreased to Rs. 939 per quintal during 199798 over previous year. During 1998-99, average export price increased to Rs. 1,009 per quintal over previous year and continued to increase in linear order to Rs. 1,070 per quintal and Rs. 1,139 per quintal during subsequent two years of 1999-2000 and 2000-01. There was a sharp declined in average export price to Rs. 864 per quintal during 2001-02 over previous five years. The reason for fluctuation in average export price of non- basmati rice could be the same as discussed above in the case of Basmati Rice.

PROBLEMS OF RICE EXPORT FROM INDIA

India is facing stiff competition in the world markets for export of rice. Besides, there are many domestic problems for rice exporters. If these internal problems are relaxed to the extent possible, the exporters may find easy way to boost rice export and such measures will go a long way to sustain the exports. Some of the major problems are discussed in this chapter below: 1. As per the state Govt. policy, various taxes are imposed on rice exports, such as the states are imposing Purchase Tax (on indirect export), Market Fees, Rural Development Fund, Administrative Charges etc. These taxes are rendering the pricing of rice internationally in competitive. Thus, Indian rice becomes costlier in the international market as compared to other competing countries in the world and Indian rice exports get setback many times. Infact, in Pakistan rice meant for exports specially the branded ones, duties are extremely low or duty free. 2. There is lack of proper infrastructural facilities. Many times exporters, when they carry their stock to sea port and if the stock is not loaded due to some reason or the other, exporters do not find godown or proper place to store their stocks properly and safely at sea port, exporters have to face lot of difficulties, besides, it adds additional expenditure to the exporters. 3. Due to increase in the cost of inputs used for paddy cultivation the production cost goes up and the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy is enhanced every year by the govt. of India to safeguard the interest of the growers. When paddy is converted to rice, it becomes costlier and thus makes it internationally uncompetitive. 4. Rice production meant for export purpose is having subsidy in other countries, which reduces the cost of production and thereby reducing the cost of rice. Therefore, the export price of rice of such countries is more competitive in the international markets compared to Indian rice. 5. The major rice producing nations have decreased the price to capture the international markets but Indian rice prices are inelastic due to relatively high cost of production and becomes uncompetitive in the international markets. Much of basmati rice export prospects have been lost in the recent part to other competing countries like Pakistan etc because of high prices. 6. Rice mills have not been fully modernized to ensure high milling recovery and reduce the percentage of broken rice. The conventional rice mills are having Rubber Roll Sheller in which percentage of broken rice is more than the modern rice mills that are having under

Runner Sheller. Hence, head rice obtained from milling of conventional mills becomes costly due to recovery of higher percentage of broken rice. Therefore, conventional mills are required to be modernized to get recovery of higher percentage of head rice suitable for export. 7. Lack of proper arrangements for production of sufficient quantity of quality seeds needed for cultivation of rice for export purposes. 8. The export is also suffering much due to the competition from other exporting countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan because the cost of production in these competing countries is low as compared to the cost of production in India. Infact, trade segment believes that Indian rice can face the global competition if subsidy is provided. 9. In these days basmati rice is facing aroma problem, because intensity of aroma in traditional basmati varieties is not so high as it used to be. Infact, basmati varieties are highly prone to lodging and lodging affects the natural grain development. In such situation both aroma and linear kernel elongation are affected. 10. Post harvest handling of produce is another important aspect. Generally, farmers are harvesting the crop at different moisture levels and keeping the produce at higher moisture level for a longer period will impair the intensity of aroma. 11. In absence of genetically pure seed of basmati varieties, in majority of basmati rice fields, a variation in plant height, grain size and maturity of the crop is found. This is one of the major reasons for poor quality of basmati rice. Infact, at the time of rice processing the grain size can be taken care of, but it is a waste. However, using good quality seed the loss can be converted into profit.

PROSPECTS OF RICE EXPORT FROM INDIA

As mentioned in the previous chapter that rice is exported from India to many countries in the world. India is facing stiff competition in the International markets from Thailand, Vietnam, U.S.A. and Pakistan. There was a considerable growth in the export of rice from India during the recent past, particularly in the case of non-basmati rice. There are several factors responsible for this growth. Infact exports depend not only on our ability to sell, but also on the willingness of importers to buy. Some times major markets/importers used to cut down their import due to their internal economic problems or good crop harvest and trade also cut down inventories and people reduce spending. All these measures reduce imports during that particular year. The prospects of export of basmati and non-basmati rice from India are discussed herewith : Basmati Rice Awareness about basmati rice is spreading among different strata of the society in the country and abroad. Basmati rice is possessing unique grain, cooking, eating and digestive qualities. Hence, majority of people in the country and abroad have developed liking for basmati rice. Because of its superfine quality, basmati rice is most preferred and also meant for high premium value in the national and international markets. Thus, basmati rice is also stated to be 'Pearl' of rice.

There are other sources of aromatic short grain varieties with similar starch content characteristics, grown different states of the country. Katarni rice is grown in Bihar, Randhunipagal and Bhadshahbhog are grown in West Bengal, each one of these varieties is fetching higher price in the local markets. These varieties are having localized preference and their demand preference could not spread widely elsewhere. Even some of these are possessing more aroma than the typical basmati varieties. Infact, the harmonious combination of various factors deciding the appearance, taste, keeping quality texture of cooked rice etc and makes the particular varieties unique/popular in the domestic and international markets. As mentioned above basmati rice is the most sought after rice in the domestic and international markets and it also fetches high premium. Commercially Taraori Basmati, Basmati370 and Basmati Type-3 are very popular. All these three varieties are similar in starch characteristics but based on grain dimensions Taraori Basmati is preferred much over Basamati370. Similarly Basamati-370 is preferred more over Basmati Type-3. Pusa Basmati-1 has been well accepted by the trade and there is good prospects for export. Infact, Pusa Basmati-1 is at present most profitable variety in rice, in spite of being highly susceptible to major insects, pests and diseases. Under proper crop management condition farmers can get 4-6 tonnes paddy yield per hectare. This variety is much favoured by the farmers, traders and consumers. During cooking it has got linear expansion. It is also easily digestible. Hence, this variety is much preferred by the consumers in India and abroad. With the every coming year, domestic as well as international demand for basmati rice is increasing. If desired aroma in basmati rice along with other quality characteristics are maintained, these measures may help to boost the export of basmati rice from India. Non-Basmati Rice Non-basmati rice exports have also suffered much due to the competition from exporting countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan because of their low cost of production. In the recent past export of non-basmati rice was fluctuating year after year due to various reasons. The export of non-basmati rice was on its peak during 1995-96 it came down during 1998-99 due to many reasons. Sometime, export is also affected if good harvest is there in the importing countries, they reduce their import accordingly. If rice exporters made their sincere efforts with Govt. supporting export policy, non-basmati rice export is expected to increase in future.
EXPORT PROMOTION POLICY

India is facing stiff competition in the world markets for the export of rice. Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan are the competitors for India in the export of rice. Thailand is occupying first position in the international markets due to its better quality and low price. Vietnam was the world's second largest exporter of rice but currently the demand for Vietnamese rice has steeply declined in the international markets. Therefore, Indian rice exports are set to reach second place after Thailand, edging out Vietnam as per report of Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO). There is also good scope for India to take advantage of the new trade policy for sustaining the export of rice. This can be achieved if production is made keeping in view the demand of

international markets by increased investment in Research and Development coupled with realistic export policy. The following export policies may be taken in to account to sustain the export of rice in future: 1. Production of quality seeds and ensuring its availability to farmers at subsidized rates. 2. Low cost production technology may be developed to reduce the cost of production and making Indian rice more competitive in the international markets. 3. Survey may be conducted to identify contiguous zones for cultivation of export quality rice. 4. Quality of rice may be maintained keeping in view the requirements of the international markets. 5. Breeding programme may be initiated to develop high yielding export quality rice both for basmati and non-basmati rice to enable the exporters to compete in the world's markets. 6. Production, procurement and processing of basmati rice may be organized in a systematic manner for maintaining its quality for export purposes. 7. Conventional rice mills may be modernized to ensure high milling recovery of head rice and effective availability of by- products for better and profitable utilization both for industrial and feed purposes. 8. Intelligence wing may be set up to keep watch over the requirement of various rice importing countries so that Research & Development may be strengthened accordingly to produce quality rice for export purposes. 9. Export friendly trade policies may be adopted with improvement of infrastructure facilities for promoting export. 10. Sufficient export facilities may be made available to the exporters at Sea Port.
SUGGESTIONS FOR SUSTAINING RICE EXPORT

Rice export constitutes a considerable share in the national exports. India is likely to be major exporters next to Thailand during 2003 and its influence on the global rice trade will be significant. Keeping in view the importance of rice in the national export items, concerted efforts are required to be made to further promote the export of rice. There is a good scope for India to take advantage of the new trade opportunities for promoting the export of rice. This can be achieved if production is made as per the requirements of international markets by increased investment in Research and Development coupled with export friendly trade policies. The following are few of the measures suggested to sustain the export of rice in future: 1. Breeding programme may be initiated to develop high yielding export quality rice (Basmati, Non-Basmati, Long Grain Rice, etc.) to enable the exporters to sustain their export in future. 2. Survey may be conducted to identify export quality belts/zones for production of rice to meet the requirement of exports. 3. Extension activities may be strengthened to educate the cultivators for production of quality rice to match the standards of international markets. 4. Low cost production technology may be developed to bring down the cost of production to enable the exporters to compete with competing countries in the international markets.

5. Proper arrangements may be made for procurement and processing of rice export purpose as per the requirement of international markets. 6. Proper arrangements may be made for production of pure quality seeds and making them available to the farmers at subsidized rates. 7. In case of basmati varieties, crop should not be allowed to lodge and there should be proper water management in the field. If these are not attended properly, such situation may affect both aroma and linear kernel elongation. 8. Post harvest operation is also very important. After harvesting, if produce is allowed to remain at higher moisture level for a longer period, it will impair the intensity of aroma. 9. LIST OF BASMATI RICE EXPORTERS 10. Given below is the up-to-date list of Basmati Rice Exporters in India. SL Basmati Rice Exporters 1. M/s Rice India Exports Ltd. 5587, Lahori Gate, Delhi-110006. 2. M/s R.P. Exports Near Village Mandanpur G.T. Road, Namestey Chowk, Karnal, Haryana-132 001 3. M/s Induss Food Products & Equip. Ltd. 238/B, AJS Bose Road, Kolkata-700 019. 4. M/s Dolphin International Ltd. 21, Commercial Complex, Gulmohar Park Extension, New Delhi-110 049. 5. M/s Priyanka Overseas Limited D-18 Connaught Place, New Delhi-110 001. 6. M/s. Shree Hanuman Rice & Gen. Mills Hatt Road, Safioon, Distt. Jind (Haryana) 7. M/s. Sachdeva & Sons Ind. Pvt. Ltd. 78, Rithala Road, Shahbad, Daulatpur. 8. M/s. Amira Food (I) Ltd. Chanana Farms, Sultanpur, Bandh Road, Mehrauli, Phone 3984243 3984343 0184252661 0184274742 0332471962 0332478503 6868224 6850479 Fax 3921212 Page - | 1 | 2 | 3 | E-Mail ~ Web-Site riceindia@del2.vsnl.net.in

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36.M/s. Rainbow Overseas01741-2186501741-22765Kaithal Road, Pehowa-136 128, Distt. Kurushetra, Haryana.01741-2076537.M/s. ARM International017454216701745-42880armint@id.eth.netNadana Road, Taraori, Distt Karnal, Haryana-132 116.01745-43367011-713537138.M/s. Ganpati International01742-5262001742-51667ganpati1rice@yahoo.comGohana Road, Panipat (Haryana)39.M/s. S.G. Global0183-5000060183482904sgglobal@jla.vsnl.net.inVillage & PO Gilwali, Tarn Taran Road, Amritsar-143 022.0183-50377640.M/s. New Bharat Rice Mills Export Division54613995455349newbharat@yahoo.comGC-22, Shivaji Enclave, New Delhi-110 027.546140141.M/s. Commodities Intertrade61242116134510comintde@del3.vsnl.net.in2346, Sector C, Pocket-II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110 070.612364442.M/s. Parwaz Overseas (P) Ltd.39145142927369parwaz@del2.vsnl.net.in2258, Gali Raghunandan, Naya Bazar, Delhi-110 006.3967146393240343.M/s. Chaman Lal Setia Exports Ltd.0183-5034620183-503453setia@jla.vsnl.net.in344-A,Green Avenue, Amritsar-

143 001.0183-5035140183-29106744.M/s. K.S. Overseas0183-2101770183213152kawaljit@jla.vsnl.net.in11, Brahm Nagar, Lawrence Road, Amritsar-143 001.0183-22024645.M/s. M. M. Exports04453250675325057mutha@mmexports.com30, Ritherdon Road, Vepery, Chennai-600 007.044-5325344 044-53238856428719www.mmexports.com46.M/S. Bharat Industrial Enterprises Ltd.72405497240979BP-109, Pitam Pura, New Delhi-110 034.741277847.M/s. KRBL Ltd.39519633915629krblrile@del2.vsnl.net.in5190, Lahori Gate, Delhi-110 006.3915813www.kb-group.com48.M/s. Shivnath Rai Harnarain (I) Ltd.54540925430354shivnath@del2.vsnl.net.inB-16, Bhagwan Dass Nagar, New Delhi - 110 026.5100251 51028325446496www.shrilalmahal-rice.com49.M/s. L.T. Overseas Ltd.68592446859344ltoltd@bol.net.inA-21, Green Park, Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110 016.6513450www.ltoverseas.com50.M/s. Remika Overseas62274796201128ramika@ndf.vsnl.net.inB-46, 2nd Floor, Kalkaji, New Delhi-110 019.6227480 681627168104351.M/s. Basic India Limited70725907084483basicindia1@freedialin.comF-1, U-40, Pritam Pura, Delhi- 110 034.7084484Mobile: 9810058415 52.M/s. Doon Valley Rice LimitedOutside Jundla Gate, Karnal-132 001 (Haryana).53.M/s. Sambhav Agro Foods01742-552430174253110/9Gohana Road, Panipat- 132 103 (Haryana).01742-53499 01742-5324354.M/s. Emmsons International Ltd.62163146431926emmsons@nda.vsnl.net.in101, South Delhi House, 12, Zamrudpur Community Centre, Kailash Colony, New Delhi-110 048.6216315 6216316 648583455.M/s. Amir Chand Jagdish Kumar011-72917570117295464ricebiz@del3.vsnl.net.in12/14, Libaspur Road, Sameypur, Delhi - 110 042.56.M/s. Puran Chand Rice Mills01745-421030174542323permill@nde.vsnl.net.inRailway Road, Taraori-132 116 (Haryana).01745-42923 01745-4208657.M/s. Sams Grains (India) Pvt. Ltd.36229198774, Mittal Chambers, Opp, Fire station, Rani Jhansi Road, New Delhi-110 005.3629786 753839358.M/s. Veer Overseas Ltd.3915369voplvrm@nda.vsnl.net.in2637, 2nd Floor, Naya Bazar, Delhi-110 006.3915890 398426359.M/s. Gaaman Global Exports55002775550754gaaman@del2.vsnl.net.inA-21, Vikas Tower, G- Block, Commercial Complex, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110 018.5606447

5606448551124860.M/s. Shri Vishnu Eatables (I) Ltd.71052407185858487, Kohat Enclave, Pitam Pura, Delhi-110 034.7105241 718058961.M/s. SNT Agro Industries (P) Ltd.397141539357564091, Naya Bazar, Delhi-110 006.3913637Mobile : 9811229756 62.M/s. P.D.R. International01662-43235639, Sector-15, Hissar-125001 (Haryana)01662-2276263.M/s. Ganesh Rice Mills01745-71062Gonder Road, Nissang, Distt.- Karnal-132 024.71162 (Mills) 71163 (Res)Mobile : 09812040162 64.M/s. United Riceland Ltd.916372208916-372114seshadri@unitedriceland.comUnit-II, 42 KM. Stone, NH-8, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Gurgaon, Haryana-122001.916-372209 916-372210 916-37221165.M/s. Summer International Ltd.SCO-58-61, 2nd Floor, Sector-8-C, Chandigarh-160 008.66.M/s. Pee Dee Exports01744-600330174461033lakshmirice@yahoo.com79-C, New Grain Market. Ladwa-136 132 (Haryana).01744-63633www.lakshmirice.8m.com67.M/s. Emdiaich Exports011-20483099/44 , Industrial Area, Kirti Nagar, Delhi- 110 015.68.M/s. Balaji Overseas01741-20336Kurukshetra Road, Sandholi (Pehowa), Distt. Kurukshetra (Haryana)69.M/s. Swani Enterprises0183-5422050183225670swaniasr@vsnl.comKatra Hari Singh, Amritsar.0183-5422020183221700Swaniasr@jla.vsnl.net.in70.M/s. Shiv Shakti Rice Mills72405497240979saktirice@yahoo.com BP-109, Pitam Pura, New Delhi-110 034.7412778 7412779

71. M/s. Worldwide Exports Inc. J-12/75, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027.

5174895 Mobile : 0161664276 9811278075

72. M/s. Jainson Wool Combers Ltd. 0161606794 266, Industrial Area-A, 0161Ludhiana-141003. 609277 73. M/s. Navbharat Exports 3950675 5192, Naya Bazar, Delhi - 110 3918793 006. 74. M/s. Naranjan Rice Exports (P) 0181Ltd. 891696

3916676

deepakg@del2.vsnl.net.in

0181470729

Katehra Mohalla, Basti Bawa Khel, Jallandhar144001. 75. M/s. Uttam Exports 3948, 2nd Floor, Naya Bazar, Delhi-110 006. 76. M/s. A.K. Exports A-841, Asian Games Village Complex, New Delhi-110 049. 77. M/s. Shakti Rice Mills Railway Road, Taraori- 132 116 (Haryana). 78. M/s. New Bharat Rice Mills 2612/13, 3rd Floor, Naya Bazar, Delhi-110 006. 79. Janki Dass Rice Mills Nadana Road, Taraori, Karnal, Haryana. 80. M/s. Aulakh Overseas 360, Green Avenue, Amritsar143 001. 81. M/s. SSA International Ltd. M-71, M-Block, 1st Floor, Greater Kailash Part-II, New Delhi-110 048. 82. M/s. Bhagwati Rice & General Mills Kalsiya Road, Saharanpur-247 001 (U.P.) 83. M/s. Siri Guru Ram Dass Rice Co. Opp. Jattan Gate, Karnal (Haryana) 84. M/s. Kansal Overseas 38-39, Pocket- D 11, Sector 7, Rohini, New Delhi-110 085. 85. M/s. Namya Overseas Pvt. Ltd.

3926263 3957948 6492014 akexp@nda.vsnl.net.in

0174542267 0174542967 3924438 3924476 0174542281

3924263

info@tajmahalrice.com

0183503896

0183503948

6475561 6476650

ssa1@ndb.vsnl.net.in

0132723927 0132720674 018422668 018422024 7931959

Bhagwatirice@rediff.com saurabhaashi@yahoo.com 0184252138

kansala@ndf.vsnl.net.in

5123901

91, Adhchini, Adarshni Plaza, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi110 017. 86. M/s. G R M Overseas Ltd. 0174252476 Near Sugar Mill, Panipat-132 01742103. 52524 87. M/s. Gopal Rice Mills 0168662204 Jind Road, Safidon-126112 (Haryana) 88. M/s. S.D. Enterprises 6280027 LG-14, R-23, Nehru Enclave, 6280028 Kalkaji, New Delhi- 110 019. 89. M/s. Shri Ram Rice Unit 018442337 Village Chopri, Taraori, 0184Distt. Karnal, Haryana. 42373 90. M/s. Dharamvir Exports 4610455 A-112, Defence Colony, New Delhi- 110 024. 91. M/s. Best Food international 0184382225 PO Box No.-05, 0184Indri, Distt. Karnal, Haryana. 382467 0184382015 92. M/s. Jay Kay Overseas Inc. 5726316 16/941, Faiz Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-110 055. 93. M/s. Deva Singh Sham Singh 0183482230 Outside Chatiwind Gate, 0183Amritsar-143 001. 482524 94. M/s. Wani Exports 0183226099 17-A, Amritsar Cantt., Amritsar. 0183226199 95. M/s. Sahni Rice Mills Village & Post Dhanpur, Kashipur Road, Rudrapur, U.S. Nagar, Uttranchal-263153.

0174253673

grmovers@palcom.net

0168663604

dvexpo@del3.vsnl.net.in

0184382201 0184250028

bestbasmati@yahoo.com

0183490451

dsss@del2.vsnl.net.in www.817elephant-rice.com

96. M/s. Ambica Rice Mills Nadana Road, Taraori, Karnal, Haryana. 97. M/s. Sudarshan Overseas Ltd. Shivam House, Karampura Commercial Complex, New Delhi- 110 015.

5190462 5193855 5432905 5110838

5455759 5113752

group@sudarshan.wipro.net.in

LIST OF NON-BASMATI RICE EXPORTERS

Given below is the up-to-date list of Non-Basmati Rice Exporters in India. SL Basmati Rice Exporters 1. M/s. Saraswati Rice Mills Phone 0174253243 Fax 0174253119 Page - | 1 | 2 | E-Mail ~ Web-Site

Kashipur Road, Rudrapur, (U.S. Nagar), (U.P.) 2. M/s. Sudarshan Overseas Ltd. 5194062 Regd. Office 10/81, 5193855 Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi-110 026. 3. M/s. White Fields International Pvt. 3272891 Ltd. 3/6, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi-110 3276807 002. 4. M/s. G.M. Overseas 3970063 5588, Lahori Gate, 3922060 Naya Bazar, Delhi- 110 006. 3983060~70 5. M/s. NRM Overseas D-14, Anand Niketan, New Delhi110 021. 6. M/s. D.S. Exports Assam Road, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh. 7. M/s. Ramdev Rice Mills 0184250674 Near Village Daha Madanpur, G.T. Road, Karnal (Haryana) 8. M/s. Sri Annapurna Rice Mills

5455759 5113752 3266906

group@sudarshan.wipro.net.in

whitefld@nde.vsnl.net.in

3991064

gmoverseas@vsnl.com

0184262474

rdrmills@hotmail.com

Kashipur Road, Rudrapur (U.S. Nagar), Uttar Pradesh. 9. M/s. D.D. International (P) Ltd. 26, The Mall, Amritsar-143 001. 10. M/s. Mahabir Trading Agency Jaw Musiang, (Jaintia Hills), Jowai, Meghalaya-763 150. 11. M/s. United Exports Flat No.21, Ground Floor, 12, Central Lane, Bengali Market, New Delhi-110 001. 12. M/s. Karam Singh Raghbir Singh O/s. Chatiwind Gate, Tarn Taran Road, Amritsar.

0183211966 0183563866

0183211866

ddiga@jla.vsnl.net.in

3319576 3713390

13. M/s. Sambhav Agro Foods Gohana Road, Panipat-132 103 (Haryana)

14. M/s. Oasis Exporters 16, 1st Floor, Devangapuram New Street, Shevapet, Selam-636002, Tamil Nadu. 15. M/s. Shri Vishnu Eatables (I) Ltd.

0183-482111 0183482000 0183482888 0183482999 017420174255243 53110 0174253499 0174253243 04710471501056 501865 0471500056

0174623013 Opp. Bus Stand, Kaithal-136 027. 0174623610 16. M/s. Shiv Shakti Industries 0594441456 Bhurarani Road, Rudrapur-263 153 05944Distt.- Udham Singh Nagar (U.P.) 42444 17. M/s. Shri Deenanath Shrinath Mills 0542331913

0174624197 0174627705 0594443694 0594443194 0542354334

Plot No. 251 to 254, Village Javadhipur, P.O. Basantnagar, Near Ramnagar Industrial Estate, Distt. Chandauli (Old Varanasi). 18. M/s. Bansal Overseas 121, K.M. Stone, Namestay Chowk, G.T. Road, Karnal-132 001 (Haryana) 19. M/s. Moosa Exports "HAMD" No. 3/13, Berlie St. Cross, Langford Town, Bangalore-560 025. 20. M/s. Shri Vishnu Eatables (I) Ltd. 487, Kohat Enclave, Pitam Pura, Delhi-110 034. 21. M/s. Punjab Rice Millers Exporter's Associations 5, Rattan Chand Road, The Mall, Amritsar- 143 001. 22. All India Rice Exporters Association 4th Floor, PHD House, Opposite Asian Games Village, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016. 23. M/s. R. P. Exports Near Village Mandanpur G.T. Road, Namesty Chowk, Karnal, Haryana-132 001. 24. M/s. Sachdeva & Sons Ind. Pvt. Ltd. 78, Rithala Road, Shahbad, Daulatpur. 25. M/s. Amira Foods (I) Ltd. Chanana Farms, Sultanpur, Bandh Road, Mehrauli, New Delhi - 110 030. 26. M/s. Allanasosns Ltd.

0184251013 0184255762 0184255015

0184255761

7105240 7105241 7180589 0183221539 0183223680 6526900 6526171

7185858

0183223467

uttamad@jla.vsnl.net.in

6526229

airea@nde.vsnl.net.in

0184252661 0184274742 7899456 7899457-58 6806352 6806354 6806346 0222874455

0184256361

rpexport@vsnl.com

6804282

amirafoods@vsnl.com www.amirafoods.com

0222044821

allana@vsnl.com

Allana House 4, Allana Road, Mumbai-400 001. 27. M/s. United Exports Flat No.21, Ground Floor, 12, Central Lane, Bengali Market, New Delhi- 110 001. 28. M/s. Jindal Niryat Ltd. B-36, Sanjay Nagar, Pocket-III Sector 2, Rohini, Delhi110 085. 29. M/s. Jaishree Exports 70, Kailash Hills, New Delhi-110 065. 30. M/s. Himalaya International Himalaya House, I-142, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi- 110 015. 31. M/s. Sadhu Singh Gurdip Singh

3319576 3713390

7172541

7173541 7267842

7040800

7833037 5417357 5437247 5122989 himalaya@nda.vsnl.net.in

5194853

0183482285 Outside Chattiwind Gate, Amritsar- 0183143 001. 482286 32. M/s. Amar Singh Chawalwala 0183482121 Outside Chattiwind Gate, Amritsar143 001. 33. M/s. Pepsi India Holdings Ltd. 6355871~80 3-B, DLF Corporate Park, Ext: 659 Phase - III, Gurgaon (Haryana). 34. M/s. Satnam Overseas Group 6465757 201, VIPPS Centre, Commercial Complex, Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash, New Delhi- 110 017. 35. M/s. R. J. Chatha Rice Mills 0183482482 Outside Chattiwind Gate, Amritsar- 0183143 001. 482483

0183482287

0183482125

arvinder@del2.vsnl.net.in

6355861

sanyukta.adige@intl.pepsi.com

6465959

satnam@giasdlol.vsnl.net.in

0183482444

heera@vsnl.com gschatharicemills@yahoo.com

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