Rice Price in India: After wheat across the country, now the price of rice has increased. In June-July itself, rice has become costlier by about 30 percent. Broken rice which was getting Rs 25 a kg at some point of time is getting 30 to 35 rupees a kg today. Along with this, an increase in the prices of whole rice has been observed.
Basmati rice hot
Basmati rice was getting 60 rupees a kg earlier, today its price has increased to 80 rupees a kg. Broken Basmati Rice, which was once available for Rs 30 a kg, is not available today for less than Rs 40 a kg.
reduced paddy sowing
The area under paddy sowing in India has decreased this year. According to the data of last July, this year there has been a significant reduction in acreage in paddy producing states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal. That is why the total sown area of paddy has decreased by 13.3 percent as compared to last year. Let us tell you that in 6 states of the Northeast, the area under paddy was reduced by 37.70 lakh hectares as compared to last year. If the average yield of 2.6 tonnes is also added to one hectare, then there is a reduction of 100 lakh tonnes in the yield of paddy.
Rice exports increased by 27 percent
India exported rice to more than 150 countries around the world in the year 2021-22. Of these, 76 countries exported more than USD 1 million. According to the data presented by the central government, exports of non-basmati rice worth $ 2015 million were made in the year 2019-20, which increased to $ 4799 million in 2020-21 and $ 6115 million in 2021-22. The export of non-basmati rice stood at $6115 million, registering a growth of 27% in the year 2021-22.
What to say exporters
Vijay Setia, president of All India Rice Exporters Association, has expressed the possibility of higher rice exports this year. Setia says that Bangladesh is not a permanent customer of our rice. Rice is the main food there. But when the paddy crop is fine there, he does not import rice from India. When the paddy crop there gets spoiled, rice is imported from India. This year there is a demand for rice from there. Therefore, the Bangladesh government has also reduced the import duty on rice. That’s why its prices have increased in the Indian market.
Agriculture is done in these states
Rice is used for cooking in almost all the states of India. In the states where rice is eaten more, its cultivation is also more. Punjab and Haryana are exceptions to this. The main food in these states is bread, but to earn more money, the farmers there cultivate paddy. The major rice producing states in India are West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam and Haryana.