India has plentiful rice supplies, no plans to curb exports, food minister says

India, the world’s largest rice exporter, has plentiful rice supplies and there is no plan to restrict exports, the top food ministry official said on Monday.

India surprisingly banned wheat exports last month.

“We have more than adequate rice supplies, so there is no plan to consider that,” said Food Minister Sudhanshu Pandey when asked if India would consider restricting rice exports.

(Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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