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Export of Non-Basmati Rice & Wheat on Diplomatic Basis

  • In 2011-12 a quantity of 2.50 lakh tons of wheat has been allowed for export to Afghanistan as donation which has been completed up to February, 2014.
  • The Government in February, 2012 approved humanitarian assistance through the provision of food grains, primarily rice to Yemen to the tune of Rs.10 crores through WFP. WFP agreed to supply about 2650 MTs of rice to Yemen within the amount of Rs.10 crores including the cost of transportation, shipment, local transportation in Yemen, storage and distribution. A quantity of 2447.702 MTs of non-basmati rice from Central Pool stock of FCI has been delivered to WEP for export to Republic of Yemen.
  • It has been decided in 2014-15 to donate 500 MTs of rice each to Zimbabwe and Lesotho by sourcing from the FCI’s stock as humanitarian assistance.