India is likely to export around 10,000 tonnes of non-basmati Rice to China the world’s top producer and importer of Rice by the end of this financial year.
India exported its first consignment of Non-Basmati 5% broken Rice to China from Nagpur in September.
In May, officials from China had inspected facilities in India and registered 19 mills and processing units for import of Rice. Last month, China added five more Rice mills to the list of accredited units that can export Non-Basmati Rice to the country, taking the total count to 24.
China buys over 5 million tonnes of the food grain every year. There is potential for India to export 1 million tonnes of Rice to China in a few years.
India exported 12.7 million tonnes of Rice in the financial year ended March, up from 10.8 mln tn in the previous year, thereby retaining the top position in global trade of the food grain.