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Demand of Indian Rice in International Market

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 As per UNCOMTRADE data, the international trade in rice during the year 2010 was 22.90 Million MTs Valued at 15316.31 Million USD.  The quantity of rice exported by India to top ten countries and foreign exchange earned thereby during last three years are as under:                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                         Qty in MT, Value in US$ Million

Encouraging exports is a continuous process.  The Government is taking steps to encourage exports of agro products, including rice through measures and incentives under Plan schemes of the Export Promotion. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), under the administrative control of the Department of Commerce is also implementing various Schemes to extend financial assistance to the eligible exporters registered with it to boost the overall agriexports.  Trade delegations are also mounted to penetrate foreign markets and Buyer –Seller Meets are organized to assist the potential exports. Besides, Basmati Development Fund, under APEDA also cater the need of basmati rice trade to promote basmati rice export as and when such situation is warranted.
 
This information was given by Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia , Minister of State for Commerce & Industry  in written reply to a question in  Rajya Sabha.
 
Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

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