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English families enjoy basmati rice: Cameron

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, February 20, 2013
First Published: 19:09 IST(20/2/2013) | Last Updated: 19:10 IST(20/2/2013)

Welcoming the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed for the supply of 12,000 metric tonnes of Amritsar-based Lal Qila basmati rice with East End Foods Company based in England, British Prime Minister David Cameron said it would usher in a new era for developing trade relations.

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Cameron, while showing keen interest in the agriculture of Punjab, said it was a great initiative that aromatic basmati from the fields of Punjab would find a place in England and that a number of English families enjoyed the basmati rice.

He said it was emerging as an important food item among the delicious Indian rice dishes in England.

The British Prime Minister said the technical collaboration offered by the English company for inhouse laboratory facilities for DNA, aflatoxin and pesticides testing would ensure greater quality standards for this product.

He said England was proud of the agricultural progress made by India, especially Punjab, which had been contributing to meet the food needs of India and the world.

Arvinder Pal Singh, director of Amritsar-based Amar Singh Singh Chawal Wala that produces the Lal Qila brand rice, conducted the Prime Minister to the paddy processing mill and showed him the quality product being packed and delivered to the customers around the globe.

Cameron discussed various aspects of the rice production and about the concept of field-to-fork delivery system. He shook hands with the staff and the workers in an informal manner.

Briefing the Prime Minister, Arvinder Pal Singh said India had emerged as the largest exporter of rice in the current year, replacing Thailand at the top slot.

Earlier, the Prime Minister was presented with a phulkari shawl and a picture of the Golden Temple.

He was accompanied by Kuldeep Singh Wouhra, director of East End Foods, England, British High Commissioner James Bevan and other members of the delegation.

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