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.