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KBP urges government to announce demand price for Basmati, IRRI

September 04, 2014 - BR Report - Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) urged the government to take immediate steps for safeguarding the interest of paddy growers and announce minimum purchase price for Basmati (paddy) at Rs 3,000 per maund and for IRRI at Rs 1,800 per maund. This demand was made by the Rice Committee of the Board which met here on Wednesday with its Central Chairman Aman Ullah Chattha in the chair. The meeting was also attended by its Central Secretary-General Malik Muhammad…

APEDA asked to file amended GI application: BGA-Pakistan opposes call for including Madhya Pradesh in Basmati growing area

February 25, 2014: ZAHID BAIG: Recorder India's Geographical Indications (GI) Registry has directed the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) to file an amended GI application to include the central Indian state Madhya Pradesh as a Basmati growing area, a move that is being opposed by the Basmati Growers Association (BGA) of Pakistan. In its application, APEDA had sought to cover the whole of the northern states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal…

Indian rice exporters eyeing Asian market through Pakistan lens

December 29, 2012 With the expected normalisation of trade between India and Pakistan, Indian rice exporters, who have started visiting Pakistan, are not only assessing the market here but also eyeing re-export of the Indian commodity to Central Asian states. In the present price of rice which is slightly higher than the Indian commodity, the visiting Indian exporters are found searching more for ways to tap other markets in the region, said a Pakistani rice exporter. Being competitive…

Rice exporters miffed by rising paddy price

November 14, 2012 Escalating paddy price has caused sheer distress amongst rice exporters. Paddy prices in Pakistan has increased over 30 percent in past week owing to misleading news about less crop and role of hoarders and investors in rice trade. 'The current high prices have knocked us out of the international competition due to ineffective pricing against our neighbouring country India. The rice export orders have observed an exponential decline of 60 percent than last…

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