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Commodity profile - Indian Traditional Basmati Rice
Botanical Name
General characterstics
Its name means "Queen of Fragrance" in Hindi,however it can also mean the 'Soft Rice'. The grains of basmati rice are much longer than they are wide, and they grow even longer as they cook. Basmati rice is available both as a white rice and a brown rice. They have a relatively low yield, but produce high quality grains and command high prices in both Indian and international markets. A number of varieties of Basmati rice exist. Traditional basmati rice include Basmati-370, Basmati-385 and Basmati-Ranabirpura, while hybrid basmati varieties include Pusa Basmati
Growing season  
Fertilizer application N(kg/hec) P(kg/hec) K(Kg/hec)
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Harvesting season  
1. Rice is used as a staple food by more than 60 percent of world population. Cooking of rice is a most popular way of eating.
2. Rice starch is used in making ice cream, custard powder, puddings, gel, distillation of potable alcohol, etc
3.Mainly used as animal feed, fuel, mushroom bed, for mulching in horticultural crops and in preparation of paper and compost
Market moving factor
1. Demand and supply play a major role in determining the prices of essential commodities.
2. Supply is affected by many factors such as climatic conditions and the current season, whether harvesting or peak.
3. Bumper crops pull down prices while poor production reflects in high prices.
4. Government policies and regulations play a significant role in determining prices and wheat prices fluctuate with availability of substitute products
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