Fazilka rice millers end strike, purchase basmati - ECAS Punjab

Fazilka rice millers end strike, purchase basmati

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Fazilka, October 30

The purchase of basmati 1121 paddy has begun in Fazilka district, as the rice millers have called off their strike. The millers had boycotted the purchase on the plea that they were not allowed hassle-free purchase of basmati from other states.

The basmati variety was sold at an average rate of Rs 2,481 per quintal. As many as 3,519 MT of paddy was purchased by traders from grain markets today.

The price of aromatic basmati variety has opened at a comparatively less rate during the current season, as it was sold for Rs 2,900 to Rs 3,000 per quintal last year during the corresponding period.

Harish Setia, a rice miller, said, "Now, 1509 and 1121 varieties of basmati paddy have been allowed to enter Punjab from other states, and we have decided to go ahead with the purchase."



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