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India holds ample rice stocks, no plans to curb exports: Food secretary

"We have more than sufficient stocks of rice, so there is no plan to consider this," Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said responding to a question whether India would consider any curb on rice exports.

June 13, 2022 / 02:10 PM IST
File image: Workers lift a sack of rice to load onto a truck at a wholesale grain market in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. (Source: Reuters)

File image: Workers lift a sack of rice to load onto a truck at a wholesale grain market in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. (Source: Reuters)

India, the world's biggest rice exporter, has ample stocks of rice and there is no plan to restrict exports, the top official at the food ministry said on Monday.

India banned wheat exports in a surprise move last month.

"We have more than sufficient stocks of rice, so there is no plan to consider this," Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said responding to a question whether India would consider any curb on rice exports.
Reuters
first published: Jun 13, 2022 02:10 pm
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