December 28, 2023Thomson Reuters

Government mulls upon selling FCI rice under Bharat brand

The government is contemplating the introduction of rice under the 'Bharat' brand

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The move is aimed at stabilising rising rice prices and mitigating inflationary pressures

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Currently, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) offers rice through OMSS at a base price of Rs 29 per kilogramme

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The official clarified that any decision regarding the pricing of 'Bharat rice' would necessitate approval from Group of Ministers, who will deliberate on retaining the existing rate or adjusting it

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In a broader context, the government has already launched the 'Bharat' brand for essential commodities like wheat flour (atta) and pulses, available at various outlets

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