Explainer: Why did India ban the export of rice, increased concern from Africa to America

By Priyanka Tiwari July 24, 2023 5:54 PM IST

The Government of India has recently announced a ban on the export of non-basmati white rice ‘with immediate effect’. The move has raised concerns in countries like Africa, Asia and even the United States. Know why the government had to take this step and what will be its impact on the rest of the world…


Indian cooks prepare basmati rice during the Brahma Chorayasi festival in Ahmedabad. (AFP)


A girl dries paddy crops in a field in Ghurpur village, some 25 km from Allahabad, northern India (Reuters/Jitendra Prakash)


Farmers weeding a paddy field in Ngai Cau village, 20 km from Hanoi, Vietnam. (Credits: Reuters)