Andhra Pradesh all set to double export of Non basmati rice during the next financial year

2021-01-13 13:31:53 Exim News

Taking advantage of good prices for non basmati rice in the international market due to crop failure in main exporting nations, the district administration in South Andhra Pradesh has revised the annual export target of rice from Kakinada anchorage point to forty lakh tones during the coming financial year 2021-22

The area has exported 20 lakhs tons of non basmati rice mostly to gulf countries and ASEAN nations. The East Godavari Joint Collector G. Lakshmisha has appealed to members of the Rice Exporters Association to increase the annual rice export from 20 lakh metric tonnes to 40 lakh metric tonnes through Kakinada Anchorage Port, according to reports in the local media.

Exporters assured of all support to increase rice exports from the district

Mr. Lakshmisha assured the exporters of all support and improvement in facilities to increase rice exports from the district.

“The district authorities are ready to provide any assistance to the exporters. The possibilities to export the rice from the deep sea port being operated by the Kakinada Seaports Limits (KSPL) will be explored. The Department of Labour will ensure availability of workers round the clock instead of only during the day to increase exports,” said Mr. Lakshmisha.

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