The Commerce Ministry of the Central Government has taken two important decisions to curb the export of rice every day. under which the central government broken rice export is completely banned. At the same time, 20 percent duty has been imposed on the export of non-basmati rice. On Friday, the Secretary of the Ministry of Food and Supplies has given the reason for banning the export of broken rice. He has clarified that this decision has been taken in view of the extraordinary increase in the export of broken rice.
If we look at the figures, it is found that in 4 years there has been an increase of more than 3 times in the export of broken rice. At the same time, an increase of more than 35 percent has been registered in the prices of broken rice in 9 months. Because of this, the government had to take a decision to stop exports.
The price was Rs 16 in January 2021, Rs 22 a kg was being sold in September
According to the information received from the ministry, the prices of whole rice have also increased. But, the increase in the prices of broken rice is a matter of concern. According to the data of the ministry, the price of whole rice was Rs 19 per kg in January 2021, which has now reached Rs 24 per kg. Similarly, the MSP has also increased. Last year on September 7, the MSP of paddy was Rs 3041, which has increased to Rs 3291 this year. In which there is an increase of 8.22 percent. Whereas the broken rice getting Rs.16/kg has reached to Rs.22/kg in September today as compared to January.
There has been an unexpected increase in exports
According to the information received from the ministry, the export ban has been imposed due to the unexpected increase in the export of broken rice. If we look at the figures of broken rice from 2019 to 2022, then the unexpected increase in it is clearly visible. For example, the export of broken rice has increased by 319 percent in 21-22 as compared to 18-19. At the same time, the countries to which India used to export broken rice was 12.21 lakh metric tonnes in the year 2018-19, while in 21 2222 till now it has reached 38.90 lakh metric tonnes.
Tukde accounts for more than 22 percent of total rice exports
Whole rice that is exported from India comprises a major part of the chunks. A total of 93.53 lakh metric tonnes of rice has been exported in 2022, of which the share of broken rice is 21.31 lakh metric tonnes. According to this, the share of broken rice in the total rice export from India is 22.78 percent.
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