The price of rice, wheat and flour is expected to increase due to the heavy rains that have been pouring for the past few days, which will increase the price of rice, wheat and flour. Compared to last year, the price of food products has increased by 20 percent this time. Damage to rice crop due to rain: Basmati rice price increased further.
To control the price of grains like rice, wheat and flour in the domestic market, the price of grains like rice, wheat and flour is constantly increasing even though the government has stopped exporting them. According to the Ministry of Food, the price of these food products has increased by 20 percent compared to last year due to heavy rains. Damage to rice crop due to rain: Basmati rice price increased further.
But due to heavy rains for the last few days, the price of rice, wheat and flour is expected to increase further, as a result people’s pockets may become more loose in the coming days. When heavy rains damage the crops of the farmers, the labor of the farmers is completely washed away.
This means that the crops grown by the farmer will be damaged by rain water. Similarly, due to continuous rains in some parts of the country for the past few days, the paddy crop grown by many farmers in the country has been completely ruined. As a result, it is predicted that the price of Basmati Rice may increase further.
Basmati rice exists as a premium rice in the food and restaurant industry worldwide due to its unique taste and properties. It has got GI tag in 95 districts of 7 states including Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Delhi, 30 in West Uttar Pradesh and 3 districts of Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu, Kathua and Samba). Such rice due to heavy rains at the end of September caused huge damage to the rice crop of the farmers. Due to this, 20% of the rice crop has been damaged.
Traders believe that in such a situation, the price of basmati rice may increase in the coming days. It will also have a direct impact on exports. Due to this rain, the quality of paddy has also declined. Farmers have to suffer a lot of financial loss due to heavy rains this time. Along with this, there has been a significant decline in paddy crops due to heavy rainfall across the country.
Basmati rice is exported from our country to about 150 countries. If we talk about the major states where it is grown, the name of three states comes first namely Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Besides, Basmati rice is grown in Meerut, Saharanpur, Agra, Aligarh, Moradabad, Bareilly districts of Western Uttar Pradesh.
The soil and climate here are very favorable for Basmati rice cultivation. Not only that, irrigation equipment is also readily available to farmers. Not only this, Basmati rice is also produced in the Indo-Gangetic plains i.e. the Gangetic plains in the foothills of the Himalayas. It also includes 14 districts of Punjab, which is part of Pakistan.