The Government has suggested Rice industry associations in India that were there exists a wide gap between MRP and actual retail price, the same needs to brought down to a realistic level in order to safeguard the interest of the consumers. There are reports of a sharp increase in the margins being availed by wholesalers and retailers which need to be tempered. This statement came after food secretary Sanjeev Chopra convend a meeting with the top representatives of the rice processing industry, to review the domestic price scenario of non-basmathi rice on Monday. In a meeting it was discussed that the domestic prices of rice are increasing despite good crop this kharif, ample stocks with FCI and in the pipeline. The prices have been increased despite various regulations in place on rice exports according to the government statement.