the yield,” Vijay Setia, former president, All-India Rice Exporters Association and leading exporter of Basmati rice said.
Last six years have been watershed years as far as India's basmati rice export goes. From a modest Rs 2792 crore of aromatic rice exports during 2006-7, the exports have increased by many times and expected to cross Rs 16,000 crore mark during current fiscal.
India exports Basmati rice to middle-east countries mostly Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE, European Union and the US.
Saudi Arabia and Iran account for more than 60% of India's total Basmati rice exports.