Traders have been ordered to declare their Rice, Paddy(traders, including wholesalers, retailers and big chain retailers in all states and other union territories) . Stocks on weekly basis evey Friday on the Portal of Department of Food and Public Distribution according to the news sources. The stock position of rice shall be declared by these entities within 7 days of issue of the order, the Ministry said in a statement. Domestic price of rice is increasing
despite a good crop this Kharif season, ample stocks with FCI as well as pipeline for procurement and restrictions on exports. The Central Government is also launched retail sale of rice under ‘Bharat Rice’ brand at the price of Rs.29 per kg to check the price rise. Bharat Rice is available in 5 kg and 10 kg bags and will be sold through 3 Cooperatives National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Fedaration of India Ltd (NAFED) National Co-operative Consumers Fedaration of India (NCCF) and Kendriya Bhandar. It will be also available through other retail chaons including e-commerce platforms very soon according to Food Secretary Sanjeev Chopra.