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  • Indian rice exports slow as coronavirus disrupts supply chain Jul 27, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Indian rice exports slow as coronavirus disrupts supply chain

    Slowing shipments from the world's biggest rice exporter could allow rivals like Thailand and Vietnam to raise supplies in the short term, and also carries the potential to push up global prices.

  • India's rice output could hit record as farmers expand area Jun 18, 2020 04:18 PM IST

    India's rice output could hit record as farmers expand area

    Higher output by the world's biggest rice exporter could dampen domestic prices and make exports more competitive, compensating for lower supplies from rivals Thailand and Vietnam.

  • Centre not to scrap MSP on wheat, rice: Agriculture minister Jun 03, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    Centre not to scrap MSP on wheat, rice: Agriculture minister

    "Procurement at MSP is underway. It will continue in the coming days as well. Those who want to create confusion and play politics, I request them to do it on other issues," Tomar said.

  • Rice sowing not progressed much after April 10: Agriculture Ministry data May 29, 2020 08:58 PM IST

    Rice sowing not progressed much after April 10: Agriculture Ministry data

    It may be noted that sowing of rice and other kharif crops is being undertaken amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Although farm activities are exempted from lockdown rules, the reasons are not known yet for slow area coverage under rice.

  • Indian rice exports in 2020-21 may surge 15% as buyers stockpile grain May 22, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Indian rice exports in 2020-21 may surge 15% as buyers stockpile grain

    These are among the first forecasts for rice exports during the new fiscal year that began on April 1. Higher shipments from India, the world's biggest rice exporter, could cap global prices and help New Delhi in reducing bulging inventories.

  • Asia Rice: India prices scale one-year peak, cyclone hits Bangladesh crop May 21, 2020 10:23 PM IST

    Asia Rice: India prices scale one-year peak, cyclone hits Bangladesh crop

    Cyclone Amphan, which pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, damaged crops on 176,000 hectares in Bangladesh, Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque said.

  • India rice prices gain, expensive Thai offers lose out May 07, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    India rice prices gain, expensive Thai offers lose out

    Demand for Indian rice from Asian and African buyers has been slowly improving as New Delhi is offering more competitive prices than Thailand, said an exporter based at Kakinada in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

  • India rice export prices hit 9-month peak as demand recovers Apr 30, 2020 10:14 PM IST

    India rice export prices hit 9-month peak as demand recovers

    Rice traders earlier this month resumed signing new export contracts, after a gap of nearly three weeks as the government adopted stiff restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.

  • Rahul Gandhi slams govt for allowing use of rice to make sanitiser Apr 21, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi slams govt for allowing use of rice to make sanitiser

    "After all, when will India's poor wake up? You are dying of hunger and they are busy cleaning the hands of the rich by making sanitizers from your portion of rice," he said in a tweet in Hindi.

  • COVID-19 | How to maximise food security in post-COVID India Apr 13, 2020 10:34 AM IST

    COVID-19 | How to maximise food security in post-COVID India

    India must revamp its food grain storage techniques, modernise its mandis and expand the capacity of cold chains without any further delay

  • China in push to bolster rice output in face of coronavirus Mar 03, 2020 10:26 PM IST

    China in push to bolster rice output in face of coronavirus

    A lockdown on the movement of people to contain the spread of the coronavirus has raised fears that farmers will be unable to plough their fields and sow crops.

  • Rice exports drop 12% in January on weak demand Mar 03, 2020 02:56 PM IST

    Rice exports drop 12% in January on weak demand

    Rice exports totalled 908,492 tonnes in January, down from 1.03 million tonnes a year earlier, according to data compiled by the ministry of commerce and industry.

  • India rice rates hit four-month high; traders wary as coronavirus spreads Feb 07, 2020 08:32 AM IST

    India rice rates hit four-month high; traders wary as coronavirus spreads

    India's 5 percent broken parboiled variety was quoted around $370-$375 per tonne this week, the highest since the last week of September.

  • India rice exports hit 8-year low as price rise dents demand Feb 06, 2020 12:16 PM IST

    India rice exports hit 8-year low as price rise dents demand

    The south Asian country's exports stood at 9.87 million tonnes in 2019, the lowest since 2011, and down from 12.05 million tonnes in 2018, according to data compiled by the ministry of commerce and industry.

  • India's rice exports fall sharply as sanctions delay payments from Iran Jan 24, 2020 07:35 PM IST

    India's rice exports fall sharply as sanctions delay payments from Iran

    Basmati rice exports to Iran, New Delhi's top buyer of the aromatic grain, dropped to 600,000 tonnes in the eight months from 900,000 tonnes a year earlier, but traders, worried about delayed payments, have not signed any new contracts with Tehran in the past five days, the sources said.

  • Indian rice export rates firm in muted holiday trade Jan 02, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Indian rice export rates firm in muted holiday trade

    The slight upturn was because of a strong rupee, which trims exporters' margins from overseas sales, though demand remains weak, said one exporter based at Kakinada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

  • India rice export rates gain as demand picks up Dec 19, 2019 07:38 PM IST

    India rice export rates gain as demand picks up

    'Paddy rice prices have been rising as farmers are demanding the minimum support price,' said an exporter based at Kakinada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Rice prices in India slide to multi-year lows as supply mounts Dec 05, 2019 08:05 PM IST

    Rice prices in India slide to multi-year lows as supply mounts

    India's rice exports in October fell 42% year-on-year to 485,898 tonnes, government data showed on December 5, due to weak demand from African countries for non-basmati varieties.

  • India's October rice exports drop 42% YoY on weak demand Dec 05, 2019 03:17 PM IST

    India's October rice exports drop 42% YoY on weak demand

    Smaller shipments from India could help rivals such as Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar to increase their exports, according to Indian exporters.

  • Govt sold 15.05 lakh tons of wheat and rice in open mkt till November 20 Dec 03, 2019 06:25 PM IST

    Govt sold 15.05 lakh tons of wheat and rice in open mkt till November 20

    In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Food Danve Raosaheb Dadarao said about 8.99 lakh tonnes of wheat and 6.06 lakh tonnes of rice has been sold through the open market sale scheme (OMSS) till November 20 of this year.

  • India rice export prices slide to multi-year low on supply influx Nov 21, 2019 07:32 PM IST

    India rice export prices slide to multi-year low on supply influx

    Paddy rice prices have been trading below the government-set purchase price of 1,835 rupees per 100kg in many spot markets because of weak export demand, he said.

  • Rice exporters require certification of inspection to export to European Union Nov 06, 2019 01:59 PM IST

    Rice exporters require certification of inspection to export to European Union

    "Export of rice (basmati and non-basmati) to European Union (EU) countries will require certificate of inspection from Export Inspection Council/Export Inspection Agency with immediate effect," directorate general of foreign trade has said in a notification.

  • Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 85/qtl; pulses up to Rs 325/qtl Oct 23, 2019 02:55 PM IST

    Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 85/qtl; pulses up to Rs 325/qtl

    The CCEA has approved the MSPs of all rabi (winter-sown) crops for the 2019-20 crop year (July-June) as recommended by the government's farm price advisory body CACP, the sources added.

  • India rice prices hit multi-month lows as buyers defer purchases Oct 17, 2019 08:57 PM IST

    India rice prices hit multi-month lows as buyers defer purchases

    India's rice exports in August fell 29% year-on-year to 644,249 tonnes due to weak demand from African countries for non-basmati rice, among other factors.

  • India's August rice exports drop 29% on weak African demand Oct 10, 2019 06:35 PM IST

    India's August rice exports drop 29% on weak African demand

    India is the world's biggest rice exporter but its shipments have plunged 27% in the first five months of the 2019/20 financial year, starting on April 1, to 3.8 million tonnes, the data showed.

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