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Yamini (CSR 30)

First basmati variety identified for sodic  conditions, super fine grain, tall, aromatic variety, 150 days maturity combining all key quality features of traditional basmati type, suitable for normal as well as areas affected by sodi city/salinity; it records 28.5% higher yields over traditional basmati varieties even at 9.0 to 9.6 pH; tolerance to leaf blast, sheath rot, leaf folder and WBPH and released for traditional basmati growing areas of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

File Courtesy: 
Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad

J&K govt to promote cultivation of basmati rice

 Jammu, Apr 26 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir is making all efforts to facilitate exports of basmati rice, state Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir said today. There is a growing awareness and demand for basmati in the national and international market and the government is making all out efforts to increase its profitability as a cash crop by facilitating its exports, he said. He said that the cultivation of traditional basmati rice needs to be promoted as it is highly aromatic and has great export potential.


After six-year wait, basmati rice scales China's trade walls

Chinese authorities have finally given the green light for Indian exports of basmati rice following a long and tortuous six-year process that has been seen as underscoring the difficulties of navigating the complex bureaucratic hurdles that bar entry into the China market.

China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) announced last week it would allow imports of basmati rice from India. Negotiations were on since at least 2006, when President Hu Jintao visited India. It took another visit from Mr.


Demand of Indian Rice in International Market

 As per UNCOMTRADE data, the international trade in rice during the year 2010 was 22.90 Million MTs Valued at 15316.31 Million USD.


Price of Basmati rice falls to 40 per kg

PUNE: The price of Basmati rice has fallen to Rs 40 per kg for the first time in 10 years. "It used to cost Rs 55 a kg last fiscal but has now fallen to Rs 40 a kg, bringing it within the reach of the common man," says Rajesh Shah, a senior trader and market expert in the city.

In 2000-01, Basmati was sold at Rs 35 a kg and since then the price has escalated every year. The premium varieties of Basmati, which currently cost around Rs 60 a kg, will also come down once supply of the variety increases.


Trade KnowHow

Rice is one of the largest agricultural export items from India. A decade ago, India used to export only Basmati rice. Non-Basmati rice has also become a major item for export, registering a steady upwards trend in recent years, but, in monetary terms, the basmati varieties bring in more foreign exchange than non-basmati varieties of rice. A tremendous demand for basmati rice in the international markets has seen the country's basmati rice exports increased from about USD 470 million in 2000-2001 to about USD 1900 million during 2008-09.

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