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Rice exports jumps to 74.67 lakh tonnes during Apr-Dec 2012

Rice exports were at 74.67 lakh tonnes during April-December 2012 against 71.75 lakh tonnes in the full fiscal year of 2011-12, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

India's rice production to decline at 99 mn tonne: USDA

Rice production in India, the world's largest producer, is expected to decline by 5 percent to 99 million tonnes, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said.

World rice output rises to record 480 MT in 2011

Helped by record rice production in India, world output of the key staple rose by 2.6 percent to all-time high of 480.1 million tonnes (MT) in 2011, United Nation's body Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.

India exports 42 lakh tonnes of non-basmati rice since Sept 2011

India has exported nearly 42 lakh tonnes (LT) of non-basmati rice since September last year when the government lifted ban on overseas shipments of the grain.