Burma to Begin Rice Exports to NE India…

Burma, whose rice-growing regions were devastated by Typhoon Nargis in 2008, which killed at least 138,000 people, is putting the final touches on a major export deal with India, set to begin this month. The deal will see sales of about 20,000 metric tons of Burmese rice to Northeast India every month for the coming year. The Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF), Burma’s main independent rice industry oversight body, recently met with Indian diplomats to discuss details of the arrangement.

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