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Chhattisgarh's rice export hit by flawed policy, millers demand change

Millers are demanding the state's turn-out ratio be fixed at 55%

R Krishna Das  |  Raipur 

Chhattisgarh's rice export hit by flawed policy, millers demand change

of has been hit in owing to a technical flaw in the exsiting milling policy.

At present, exports over one million tonnes of every year. The is exported mostly to the African countries where the demand of broken is more. The milling policy is restricting millers from showing the actual quantity of broken exported.

Under the existing policy, the has been fixed at 67% for raw variety rice, while boiled stands at 68%. millers have been claiming that the policy was not practical as it has been designed after the quality of production in Punjab and Haryana.
  
The millers said the quality does not remain common in other growing states and the quantity of broken is more in Chhattisgarh. “Despite the proportion of demand for broken being more, we cannot show it in the books,” said Yogesh Agrawal, who is the President of millers’ association.

The association had been demanding to fix Chhattisgarh's to 55% but no action was taken by the government. Unable to show records showing high demand of broken rice, millers are cutting down on exports, Agrawal said.

He added that the millers have been receiving calls from African traders, but were unable to committ to exporting broken rice. “The government must change its policy as the matter is related to earning foreign exchange,” Agrawal said.

Millers in had earlier called for an indefinite strike demanding changes in the milling policy and the for broken rice. With thier issues remaining unaddressed, millers were compelled to call off the strike and lifting for milling instead.

At present, the state government has procured around one million tonnes of at (MSP) in the current kharif season. This remained stocked as millers had not lifted it for milling so far. 

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Chhattisgarh's rice export hit by flawed policy, millers demand change

Millers are demanding the state's turn-out ratio be fixed at 55%

Millers are demanding the state's turn-out ratio be fixed at 55%
of has been hit in owing to a technical flaw in the exsiting milling policy.

At present, exports over one million tonnes of every year. The is exported mostly to the African countries where the demand of broken is more. The milling policy is restricting millers from showing the actual quantity of broken exported.

Under the existing policy, the has been fixed at 67% for raw variety rice, while boiled stands at 68%. millers have been claiming that the policy was not practical as it has been designed after the quality of production in Punjab and Haryana.
  
The millers said the quality does not remain common in other growing states and the quantity of broken is more in Chhattisgarh. “Despite the proportion of demand for broken being more, we cannot show it in the books,” said Yogesh Agrawal, who is the President of millers’ association.

The association had been demanding to fix Chhattisgarh's to 55% but no action was taken by the government. Unable to show records showing high demand of broken rice, millers are cutting down on exports, Agrawal said.

He added that the millers have been receiving calls from African traders, but were unable to committ to exporting broken rice. “The government must change its policy as the matter is related to earning foreign exchange,” Agrawal said.

Millers in had earlier called for an indefinite strike demanding changes in the milling policy and the for broken rice. With thier issues remaining unaddressed, millers were compelled to call off the strike and lifting for milling instead.

At present, the state government has procured around one million tonnes of at (MSP) in the current kharif season. This remained stocked as millers had not lifted it for milling so far. 
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Chhattisgarh's rice export hit by flawed policy, millers demand change

Millers are demanding the state's turn-out ratio be fixed at 55%

of has been hit in owing to a technical flaw in the exsiting milling policy.

At present, exports over one million tonnes of every year. The is exported mostly to the African countries where the demand of broken is more. The milling policy is restricting millers from showing the actual quantity of broken exported.

Under the existing policy, the has been fixed at 67% for raw variety rice, while boiled stands at 68%. millers have been claiming that the policy was not practical as it has been designed after the quality of production in Punjab and Haryana.
  
The millers said the quality does not remain common in other growing states and the quantity of broken is more in Chhattisgarh. “Despite the proportion of demand for broken being more, we cannot show it in the books,” said Yogesh Agrawal, who is the President of millers’ association.

The association had been demanding to fix Chhattisgarh's to 55% but no action was taken by the government. Unable to show records showing high demand of broken rice, millers are cutting down on exports, Agrawal said.

He added that the millers have been receiving calls from African traders, but were unable to committ to exporting broken rice. “The government must change its policy as the matter is related to earning foreign exchange,” Agrawal said.

Millers in had earlier called for an indefinite strike demanding changes in the milling policy and the for broken rice. With thier issues remaining unaddressed, millers were compelled to call off the strike and lifting for milling instead.

At present, the state government has procured around one million tonnes of at (MSP) in the current kharif season. This remained stocked as millers had not lifted it for milling so far. 

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