Exports of broken rice will be allowed on the basis of permission given by the government for shipments to other countries for meeting their food security needs, according to a notification. In general, the export of broken rice is banned.
“The export policy of broken rice is prohibited, however, export will be allowed on the basis of permission granted by the Government of India to other countries to meet their food security needs and based on the request of their government,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification issued a few days ago.
On September 9 last year, the government banned export of broken rice to check rising retail prices and boost domestic supply.
A 20 per cent export duty had also been imposed on non-basmati rice except for the par-boiled, to discourage exports.
India, the world's second-largest rice producer after China, commands a 40 per cent share in the global trade. The country exported 21.2 million tons of rice in 2021-22, of which 3.94 million tons were basmati rice.