India is the largest cultivator and exporter of Basmati Rice.The grains of basmati rice are longer than most other types of rice.
It is husked rice from which all or part of the bran and germ has been removed by milling.
It is the rice which has been specially processed by steaming or soaking in water, heating usually by steam and drying. Parboiled rice may be husked or milled rice processed from paddy or husked rice. It is also known as boiled rice in some rice markets.
GTC Foods deals in the following varieties:
(1) Basmati Rice
(2) Non- Basmati Rice
(1) Basmati Rice
“Basmati” is long grain aromatic rice grown for many centuries in the specific geographical area, at the Himalayan foot hills of Indian sub-continent, blessed with characteristics extra- long slender grains that elongate at least twice of their original size with a characteristics soft and fluffy texture upon cooking, delicious taste, superior aroma and distinct flavor, Basmati rice is unique among other aromatic long grain rice varieties.
Areas of Cultivation: The areas of Basmati Rice production in India are in the states of J & K, Himanchal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand and western Uttar Pradesh.
Major Export Destinations (2015-16) : Saudi Arabia, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Kuwait.
The following Basmati Rice varieties are available for exports:
|Traditional Basmati Rice||Pusa Basmati Rice||1121 Basmati Rice|
|Traditional White Basmati||White Basmati||White Rice|
|White Parboiled||White Parboiled||White Parboiled|
|Golden Parboiled||Golden Parboiled||Golden Parboiled Rice|
|Traditional Steam Rice||Pusa Steam Rice||1121 Steam Rice|
(2) Non-Basmati Rice
Any rice other than Basmati Rice is named as Non- Basmati rice. In the world it has been reported that there are 10000 varieties of rice and out of which the maximum number are in India.
India Facts and Figures : The country has exported 6366585.53 MT of Non-Basmati Rice to the world for the worth of Rs. 15129.09 crores during the year 2015-16.
Major Export Destinations (2015-16): Senegal, Benin, Nepal, Cote D Ivoire and Guinea.
Following are the types of Non-Basmati available: