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Paradip port, the latest to handle rice exports

For the initially time, rice will be exported from Paradip port in Odisha. The initially non-basmati rice consignment was officially flagged off from the Paradip International Cargo Terminal (PICT), Odisha, to Vietnam on Monday.

Sarala Meals, a rice miller and exporter, will ship out about 520 tonnes or twenty containers of non-basmati rice to Hai Phong Port, Vietnam, on Tuesday, followed by all-around 500 containers over the upcoming three months.

“The rice exports by means of PICT would vastly strengthen India’s exports of non-basmati rice to South-East Asian countries even though boosting cash flow of at minimum two lakh farmers from Odisha and adjoining states,” M Angamuthu, Chairman, Apeda, claimed flagging off the shipment.

Paradip is the newest port to be opened up for rice shipments just after the deep h2o port in Kakinada not too long ago.

New avenue

Vinod Agrawal, Promoter-Founder of Sarala Meals, claimed rice exports from Paradip port in Odisha will open up a new avenue for millers in the region. The Paradip port is mainly made use of to import and export non-agri commodities these kinds of as iron ore, coal, substances and fertilisers among some others.

Sarala Meals has taken up mills on lease in Odisha to system the rice for export current market and also has been sourcing from other millers in the region. The opening up of Paradip port for agri-exports has generated good deal of interest among the rice millers in the region, Agarwal claimed.

Transport expenses

Until now, the rice sourced from Odisha made use of to be exported from the ports of Vizag and Kakinada among some others. “The opening up of Paradip port will also cut down the logistics expense for exporters to some extent,” claimed BV Krishna Rao, President of The Rice Exporters Affiliation.

Agarwal further more claimed that there was great demand from customers for Indian rice from Vietnam and the initially consignment of five for each cent broken white rice was price tag at over $four hundred for each tonne.

India’s non-basmati rice exports surged to a document eleven.09 million tonnes in the course of April-February of economical 2020-21 as from four.fifty seven million tonnes in the exact same period previous 12 months. In dollar price phrases, the non-basmati rice exports ended up up 122 for each cent at $four.08 billion as in contrast to $one.eighty three billion in the exact same period previous 12 months.

Non-basmati rice exports to African and Asian countries are carried out from a variety of ports of India these kinds of as Kakinada, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai, Mundra and Krishnapatnam. Paradip will before long emerge as a person of the main rice-exporting port of the place, Angamuthu, claimed.