Despite an earlier ban on its wheat exports, India is not considering any restrictions on its rice exports.
The world’s biggest rice-exporting country currently has more than sufficient stocks of rice with 57.82 million tons in government granaries.
In 2021, India’s rice exports to over 150 countries reached a record of 21.5 million tons.
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