China recently approved five more Indian rice mills for export of non-basmati rice. On Monday, India again pushed for sale of its rice to China, and urged the country to open up its market further.
So far, a total of 24 Indian rice mills have received approval from Chinese authorities. For the first time, mills based in South India, which have traditionally exported non-basmati rice, have received approval from China.
India is the biggest exporter of rice in the world and hopes to shipped consignments to China at the earliest possible opportunity to contribute to the $1.5-$2 billion import of rice to China.,