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India asked to share more info on PMGKAY, rice export ban at WTO

28 November 2023

Some members suggest India should examine the impact of its proposed decision on its WTO domestic support commitments

India may need to give clarifications on the WTO-compatibility of its recently-announced five year extension for the PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojna (PMGKAY) free foodgrains scheme and share more details on reasons guiding its ban on export of non-basmati rice at the  three-day WTO Committee on Agriculture (CoA) meeting beginning Monday.

WTO members, including the US, the EU, Canada, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand, have submitted a barrage of questions for India to answer at the CoA meet, mostly on its MSP commitments and export restrictions,” a source tracking the matter told businessline

Source : thehindubusinessline