BASMATI

  • Haryana Basmati rice farmers unhappy as price falls, blame both BJP and Congress October 14, 2014

    Narnaund: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be a hit amongst the city dwellers but for the farmers in Haryana's Narnaund, he is a man whose 'pro-trader' policies are eating up their only source of income. Ugalan village in Narnaund is predominantly a farming community. As the election fever reaches its peak,...
  • Punjab government slashes cess on purchase of basmati June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Wednesday said that it has decided to slash the cess levied on the purchase of basmati from 0.25 to 0.10 per cent. The money collected through this cess is meant for cancer and drug deaddiction treatment (CADA) fund. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal took the decision...
  • Geographical Indications Registry asks agriexport body to include MP as Basmati growing area January 7, 2014

    Geographical Indications (GI) Registry has directed agriexport body APEDA to file an amended GI application for including Madhya Pradesh as a Basmati growing region. The GI label certifies not only the geographical origin of a product but also confirms adherence to some production standards. Further, it prevents producers who aren't covered...
  • Iraq buys Indian basmati, US lawmakers upset February 26, 2012

    Houston, Texas: US Congress members from the largest ricegrowing states are on warpath, asking Iraq to resume buying US longgrain rice, instead of from India. "We liberated their country for one thing," said Texas representative Ted Poe. "We would think they would consider the US in trade since we spent billions...
  • India eases cement exports,stays curbs on rice May 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The ban on cement exports imposed last month is being lifted given the slack season ahead, but restrictions on shipping rice outside will continue, India's Commerce Secretary G K Pillai said in the capital on Tuesday. "June and July is the monsoon period. Nobody constructs houses in this period,"...
  • British MP hits out at EU over basmati rice shortage May 5, 2008

    London: With the growing unease in Indian restaurants in UK over the shortage and rising prices of basmati rice, a Conservative MP has condemned the EU for imposing tariffs on the grain. Philip Davies, Conservative Member of Parliament from Shipley, north England, tabled the motion following several complaints by Indian restaurant...
  • Londoners pay for rising rice prices in India April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Londoners enjoy their spicy food in curry houses all across the city, but with rice getting dearer by the day, this hot meal is burning a hole in their pockets. The situation has restaurant owners sweating. Preem And Prithi restaurant owner, Azmal Hussain says, "If I continue like...