India is the leading exporter of the Basmati Rice to the global markets. During 2015-16 the country has exported globally about 40.45 Lakh MT of Basmati Rice and 63.66 Lakh MT Non-Basmati rice for the worth of Rs. 2,2718.44 crores and Rs. 15,129.09 crores respectively. Rice is an important commodity which is being exported to different countries. Basmati and non-basmati rice are exported from India to different countries.
Basmati Rice - Basmati rice is long grain aromatic rice grown since long back in the specific geographical area as Himalayan foot hills of Indian sub-continent, blessed with characteristics extra-long slender grain, soft and fluffy texture upon cooking, delicious taste, superior aroma and distinct flavor. Agro-climatic condition of the specific geographical area, agronomic practices, plant nutrition, and method of harvesting, processing and aging attributes these characteristics features to basmati rice.
The Scented Pearl - lends a touch of class that can transform. The main varieties of Basmati rice as notified under the Seed Act, 1966 are:
Basmati-386, Basmati-217, Ranbir basmati, Karnal- local/Taraori Basmati, Basmati-370, Type-3 (Dehradun Basmati), Pusa Basmati-1, Pusa Basmati-1121, Punjab Basmati-1, Haryana Basmati-1, Mahi Sugandha, etc. The major areas in India, where basmati is mainly grown are J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Western Uttar Pradesh, Delhi. The major destination of Basmati rice export in the world are Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, Iraq, Kuwait, U.K, USA, Yemen Republic, Oman, Canada.