In a main enhance to India’s rice exports potential, the primary consignment of ‘crimson rice’ become flagged off these days to the USA. Iron-rich ‘crimson rice’ is grown withinside the Brahmaputra valley of Assam, with out using any chemical fertilizer. The rice range is mentioned as ‘Bao-dhaan’, that’s an imperative a part of Assamese food.

The flagging-off rite of the export consignments become achieved with the aid of using APEDA Chairman Dr. M. Angamuthu at Sonepat, Haryana. APEDA has selling rice exports via collaborations with diverse stakeholders withinside the cost chains. The authorities had installation the Rice Export Promotion Forum (REPF), beneathneath the aegis of the APEDA. REPF has representations from the rice industry, exporters, officers from APEDA, the ministry of trade, and administrators of agriculture from fundamental rice-generating states which include West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha.

“We took numerous measures in phrases of making sure protection and hygiene due to the operational and fitness demanding situations posed with the aid of using COVID-19, even as making sure that rice exports hold uninterrupted,” M Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA has stated.

The country’s non-basmati rice exports have expanded to Rs 26,058 crore all through April-January 2020-21 as in opposition to Rs 11,543 crore withinside the identical duration final fiscal, the trade ministry stated on Thursday.

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) Chairman M Angamuthu stated numerous measures had been taken in phrases of making sure protection and hygiene even as making sure that rice exports hold uninterrupted. “During April–January 2020-21, the cargo of non-Basmati rice witnessed an excellent spike. The non-basmati rice exports have been Rs 26,058 crore (USD 3,506 million) all through April-January 2021 in opposition to Rs 11,543 crore (USD 1,627 million) mentioned all through April-January 2020 duration,” it stated.