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1.Up to 1972, India was one of the major rice importing countries.
2. However, India now exports rice to a large number of countries in the World. India’s total exports of rice were 2208560 tonnes in 2001-2002 valued at Rs. 3174 crore.
3. The share of Basmati rice was 667070 tonnes valued at Rs. 1842 crore and non-Basmati rice was 1541490 tonnes valued at Rs. 1331 crore.
1.In earlier decades, India was a major paddy/rice importing country.
2.After green revolution and introduction of high yielding varieties, the country became self-sufficient in production of paddy / rice.