India is popular for its rice cultivation all over the world. As per the statistical analysis, rice production in India covers around 46% of the total food crop production. It is also seen that other countries also have demand the rice from India. Hence, starting a rice export business would be a profitable and feasible business option. In this article you will learn how to export rice from India including steps and procedures.

Rice has been a major element in the exports from India all these years. In the year 1999, around 25% of the total agricultural exports in India were rice. Countries like Myanmar, China, Japan, Vietnam etc also are some of the rice production giants. However, the ever-growing demand for the rice across the globe gives a good scope for the rice export business from India.

Main Import Markets Of Rice

India primarily focuses MiddleEast and African countries for exporting its non-basmati rice. The major markets for the basmati rice from India are European countries and USA. Some other major countries who import rice from India are Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, etc.

Basmati Rice

Grown only in Himalayan Region of India and nurtured by snow fed rivers, Basmati is without a shadow of doubt the King of all Rices in the world. Its long slender shape and an unmatched fragrance and aroma are reflective of the age old civilization that cultivates it.

A rice of the connoisseurs, Basmati is non-glutinous and has a fine, smooth and silky texture. The rice has been favored by emperors and praised by poets for hundreds of years. In the older times, Basmati could only be grown in the special fields for the kings and was always treasured and guarded by nobles. Ordinary people were not allowed in the vicinity of the fields and taking Basmati grain was a punishable offence.

The supremacy of Basmati over other varieties is predominantly due to its unique and delicately balanced combination of a number of characteristics such as superfine (long slender) kernels, exquisite aroma, sweet taste, soft texture and delicate curvature, all of which makes it excellent for cooking. Its nut-like flavor and aroma is unique in the world. Like all naturally beautiful products Basmati Rice cannot be artificially created. It is Mother Nature (the soil and climatic conditions of the Himalayan foothills) that itself provides for its unique aroma and taste. There is no surprise that Basmati world over draws the highest premium because of its special characteristics. So it is said that - "Basmati is to rice what Champagne is to wine and Scotch is to whisky". With the passage of time, several varieties of Aromatic Rice have been developed but the mystique of Basmati remains eternal.


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