Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Increase in Export of Non-Basmati Rice

Posted On: 10 DEC 2021 6:42PM by PIB Delhi

The promotion of exports of agricultural commodities like rice is a continuous process. The Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), an autonomous organisation under the administrative control of the Department of Commerce, has the mandate to promote exports of rice. APEDA provides assistance to rice exporters under various component of its scheme “Agriculture & Processed Food Export Promotion Scheme of APEDA” viz. Infrastructure Development, Quality Development and Market Development. An Export Promotion Forum (EPF) has also been established under the aegis of APEDA to promote exports of various varieties of rice. The EPF has representation from trade/industry, line ministries/departments, regulatory agencies, research institutes, state governments etc. Assistance is also provided to exporters/state governments under various other schemes of Department of Commerce viz. Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES), Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme etc.

 

Two national institutes of rice namely ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack and ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad are engaged in the development of high yielding climate resilient new varieties/hybrids ofrice, including red rice, which are tolerant to various biotic and abiotic stresses with enhanced quality. ICAR-AII India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Rice is also engaged in research and development of rice. ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad in collaboration with its All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Rice partners have collected and evaluated 190 accessions of red rice from different parts of the country and out of which three (03) accessions have been registered with the Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPV & FRA). Efforts have also been made to promote export of red rice. Under the Districts as Export Hub initiative, Baramulla and Kupwara districts of Jammu & Kashmir have been identified for export of red rice. APEDA has also facilitated export of red rice from Assam. First consignment of red rice from Assam was exported to USA in March 2021.

 

Country-wise details of exports of non-basmati rice, during the period April 2020 – January 2021 and corresponding period of the previous year are given below:

 

Quantity in MT; Value in USD Million

 

 

2019-20 (APRIL TO JAN)

2020-21 (APRIL TO JAN)

S. NO.

COUNTRY

Quantity

Value

Quantity

Value

1

BENIN

470864

173.27

987756

353.44

2

NEPAL

563140

204.28

1095693

335.75

3

TOGO

257371

91.97

710028

257.56

4

COTE D' IVOIRE

264421

97.04

549510

196.97

5

GUINEA

261083

96.06

519362

191.09

6

SENEGAL

71830

24.64

615276

183.78

7

MALAYSIA

52318

21.04

353628

135.59

8

U ARAB EMTS

196287

102.92

239143

118.71

9

SOMALIA

286679

103.00

342310

117.03

10

MADAGASCAR

9112

3.08

366762

111.34

11

IRAQ

74331

42.81

217342

108.81

12

LIBERIA

150009

55.12

285283

105.45

13

DJIBOUTI

162882

59.05

288877

96.58

14

SAUDI ARAB

78938

43.00

163414

88.11

15

SOUTH AFRICA

128067

44.76

218193

76.88

16

BANGLADESH PR

12402

11.09

150150

64.95

17

MOZAMBIQUE

11140

3.94

161295

55.04

18

RUSSIA

74143

28.46

118986

45.17

19

CAMEROON

9513

3.44

125113

44.43

20

KENYA

2793

1.49

120848

43.31

21

U S A

31456

25.39

52941

41.44

22

SINGAPORE

66349

33.76

94256

40.55

23

ALGERIA

45181

16.73

105065

39.44

24

QATAR

70279

37.30

77177

39.11

25

VIETNAM SOC REP

380

0.77

115495

35.44

26

OMAN

42767

22.57

68217

34.69

27

YEMEN REPUBLC

29999

18.08

60348

33.27

28

ANGOLA

20577

8.77

79112

29.45

29

PHILIPPINES

6177

14.62

23111

27.47

30

CHINA P RP

1572

0.78

87445

26.93

31

ETHIOPIA

57404

20.84

76005

25.38

32

SIERRA LEONE

30061

11.16

71512

25.10

33

GHANA

49149

18.87

67963

24.81

34

BURKINA FASO

29541

10.25

64334

22.89

35

BHUTAN

25738

8.77

55192

21.35

36

NIGER

20332

7.05

54648

19.22

37

KUWAIT

28371

15.75

35178

19.16

38

TURKEY

18181

10.77

38607

18.40

39

CONGO P REP

4192

1.52

43340

15.80

40

GAMBIA

8510

3.17

44600

13.76

41

SUDAN

68479

25.61

32628

12.50

42

TIMOR-LESTE

 

 

36570

12.40

43

BRAZIL

4

0.00

39874

11.24

44

BAHARAIN IS

10212

5.76

17135

9.25

45

AUSTRALIA

13824

7.67

15179

9.09

46

CONGO D. REP.

2127

0.72

25701

8.82

47

MALDIVES

19215

8.03

20018

8.60

48

TANZANIA REP

1107

0.64

23650

8.49

49

U K

7158

5.05

12429

8.37

50

VENEZUELA

104

0.04

20281

8.18

51

OTHER COUNTRIES

198731

87.96

349500

145.74

 

TOTAL

4044500

1638.88

9536480

3526.33

Source: DGCI&S

 

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Smt. Anupriya Patel, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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