J-K Govt's decision to export basmati rice cheers farmers

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Srinagar, Sep 6 (ANI): The decision of the Jammu and Kashmir Government to allow export of aromatic basmati rice to other parts of the country cheered local farmers.he state government recently has lifted the ban on exporting of the famous basmati rice given a new lease of life to paddy growers this year.

The ban was imposed in April 2008.

The decision to revoke the ban is expected to benefit about 36,000 farmers in Jammu district alone, where nearly 32,000 hectares of land is normally under basmati cultivation.

However, the President of the Federation of Rice Shelling Industry, Sardar Jaswant Singh has said the real picture would be emerge after two months.ithin the state, basmati rice is said at between Rs.1500 to Rs. 1800 per quintal.

The long-grained aromatic basmati rice is rated as one of the best in the country. (ANI)

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