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Indonesian Delegation Meets Food Minister to Discuss Rice Imports

02 November 2011

INDIA - A delegation of Indonesian National Logistic Agency led by its Chairman, Mr Sutarto Alimoeso, called on Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Prof. K.V.Thomas in India today.

The delegation has come to explore possibility of import of rice from India.

During the meeting, the delegation discussed latest trends in the foodgrain production and increasing requirement of various food commodities.

Mr. Alimoeso said that due to shortfall of rice production in Indonesia, there is a need to import rice in his country. India, one of the major producer of rice can fulfill the requirement.

The delegation also discussed edible oil requirement of India and its import to India from Indonesia.

Prof. Thomas appraised the delegation of the PDS system in India and foodgrain productions and management. He said India at the moment has enough foodgrain stock and may consider request of Indonesia.

Senior officials of the Ministry of Food and Food Corporation of India were also present during the meeting.

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