Chandigarh, Jun 20: The Haryana Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (HAFED) has successfully entered the global markets for export of Basmati rice by exporting 626.5 metric tonnes (MTs) to Australia and Saudi Arabia.
It is further exploring the possibilities of entering the markets of other countries also for the export of Haryana's famous Basmati rice.
Cooperation Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha today said the Federation resumed the export of Basmati rice during the last financial year after a gap of five years.
The rice which had been exported to Australia and Saudi Arabia was produced at HAFED Rice Mill Taraori and at HAFED Rice Mill Ratia respectively.
He said that out of 626.5 metric tones, 69 metric tonnes of Superior Basmati rice had been exported to Australia and 557.5 metric tonnes of Pusa Basmati had been exported to Saudi Arabia.
Australian Company Ostindo International had placed further orders for four consignments of Basmati Rice which would be dispatched in next two months.
Omar Kassam Alesayi Marketing Company was the Saudi Arabia Company through which Saudi Arabia's market had been captured for the export of Pusa Basmati.
Mr Chatha said the rice exported to Australia valued about Rs 31 lakh and the rice exported to Saudi Arabia valued Rs 2.89 crore.
HAFED earned a profit of about Rs 60 lakh from the export of Basmati Rice to these countries. Hopefully, with its strenuous efforts, HAFED would be able to venture into the markets of other countries in a big way, he added.