Rice exports to China increase 244pc

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Lahore

China has emerged as one of the top destinations for Pakistani rice exports, as there has been 244 percent increase in rice exports to the country during the last 4 years.

Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) President SM Naveed stated this on Friday while talking to a representative of a Chinese Import and Export Company.

He said that the dream of exporting around 10 million tons of irri-6 rice to China could turn into reality if sustained efforts to market Pakistani rice to China are pursued.

He said that new hybrid rice varieties are being developed in Pakistan which would give maximum yield by utilising minimum input costs during water scarcity.

He said that Rice Research Institute has developed new techniques to cultivate rice through a broadcasting system instead of manual sapling plantation.—TLTP

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