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The government permits the Indian Rice Exporters Federation to ship 20 MT of non-basmati rice to Nepal as a donation

Rice
India
Innovation & Technology
Nepal
Regulation & Compliances
Published Dec 8, 2023

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The government granted a one-time exemption from the export ban to Indian Rice Exporters Federation to ship 20 metric tonnes of non-basmati white rice as a donation to earthquake-affected people in Nepal. This exemption followed a similar one granted to Patanjali Ayurved last month. The government also permitted exports of 2.40 lakh tonnes of non-basmati white rice to five countries, including Comoros, Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, and Kenya, to help address food shortages in those areas.
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New Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) The government has provided a one-time exemption from the export ban to Indian Rice Exporters Federation for shipping 20 metric tonnes (MT) of non-basmati white rice as a donation to Nepal for earthquake-affected people. Last month, the government provided a similar exemption to Patanjali Ayurved. “One time exemption from prohibition is granted to Indian Rice Exporters Federation for exports of 20 MT of non-basmati white rice (semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed)…as donation to Nepal earthquake victims,” the directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT) said in a notification. In a separate DGFT notification, the government permitted exports of 2.40 lakh tonnes of non-basmati white rice to five countries, including Comoros, Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, and Kenya. The quantity notified for Comoros is 20,000 MT, Madagascar (50,000 MT), Equatorial Guinea (10,000 MT), Egypt (60,000 MT), and Kenya (1,00,000 MT). “Export of ...
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