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HAFED to explore opportunities in Rwanda, Tanzania

“After detailed discussions, it was agreed in principle to finalise a long-term contract with HAFED for a regular supply of rice to armed forces shops in Rwanda and also explore the possibility of exporting refined sunflower oil, cold pressed mustard oil and millet-based products,” an official spokesperson said.

Encouraged with the successful export of basmati rice worth 132 million USD to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Haryana state co-op supply and marketing federation (HAFED) has initiated efforts to explore export opportunities in Rwanda and Tanzania. (andystjohn - Representational image)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 06:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: The rice and rice of biryani

India’s most-ordered delivery dish is only growing in popularity. Each region lays claim to crafting the best version. In the end, it’s using the right grains

Biryani is, not surprisingly, India’s most-ordered delivery dish. (ADOBE STOCK)
Updated on Jun 28, 2024 06:06 PM IST

Ludhiana: PAU registers biocontrol agent for foot rot in basmati

The registration aimed to manage the foot rot or bakane disease in basmati rice, which has been a persistent problem in the region, causing considerable losses to farmers

The biocontrol agent, Trichoderma asperellum, offers an eco-friendly alternative to chemical pesticides, which often leave harmful residues. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2024 10:34 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

2023: A year of food-price and climate shocks

The year was particularly challenging one, as the country was hit by intense heatwaves, erratic rains, floods, droughts, storms and cyclones

The country prohibited overseas shipments of wheat in March 2022, white rice in July this year and onions this month. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2023 04:35 PM IST

Government decides to cut export floor price for basmati rice

The government, which imposed a floor price of $1200 a tonne for overseas shipments in August to cool domestic prices, has approved a decision to reduce it to $950 a tonne in a meeting on Monday

India is a leading exporter of the premium aromatic grain, shipping over 4 million tonne a year. (AFP file photo)
Published on Oct 24, 2023 03:14 PM IST
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