Ban on non-basmati rice export under review

Press Trust Of India / New Delhi August 02, 2008, 3:52 IST

The government will review the ban on the exports of non-basmati rice next week after taking a stock of the total availability of the grain.

"We are having a meeting of the (empowered) Group of Ministers which is going to review food stock, crop availability and will take a decision' Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath said.

He said all the parameters like the total procurement and the production would be considered by the eGoM.