Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry has banned the export of non-basmati white rice

Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry In order to stabilise the volatile retail prices in the country, India bans the export of non-basmati white rice, as per a notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, India.

Indian rice

In the updated decision, India, the world’s top rice exporter, has implemented a ban on all exports of “non-basmati white rice”  in order to make domestic prices stable. However, the government will permit the export of white rice to other nations upon request, subject to the fulfilment of their food security requirements and their government’s formal approval. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is an agency under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Indian Government, headquartered in New Delhi, had taken the decision after the war in Ukraine and rice production has also been hit by unpredictable weather conditions including heavy monsoon rains in rice-producing states in the north and insufficient rainfall in other regions of the country.

Non-basmati white rice

Is non-basmati rice export banned?

Yes,  non-basmati white rice (Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed: Other) has been banned.