Rice offered as gift item on any home purchase by a large corporate in USA
Such is the premium rice is commanding with the Government of India announcing a ban on rice exports from India, except Basmati rice
HYDERABAD: American home decor and home seller D R Horton has announced 15 rice bags free with any home purchase, according to unconfirmed sources. NewsTAP could not verify independently whether the free rice bag scheme was correct.
Any home decor item or furniture from the company would make the buyer entitled to get 15 rice bags each weighing 20 pounds free of cost as a gift.
Such is the premium rice is commanding with the Government of India announcing a ban on rice exports from India, except Basmati rice.
A techie Sunita who lives in Ohio state told NewsTAP that the rice, owing to ban by the Government of India, was being boarded by sellers. Another US Citizen Ajitha made a Facebook post spurning all those who tried to swarm the Indian stores and buy out all the stocks without leaving a speck of rice for others to buy. She also derided the herd mentality of the diaspora in attempting to access the membership cards of those who had it in some select stores to greedily buy the rice. She poured scorn on those who jumped the queues in an unruly manner and made it to rice counters and exhaust the stocks without leaving a chance for other consumers to buy.
Looks like a mad scramble is prevalent in the United States of America more than any other country for rice purchase.
Another techie Ram expected that the impact would be felt more after 15 days if the situation remained the same or worsened. “For now, we have stocks for two months at home. It all started just two days ago,” said Sri Lakshmi who lives in Boston, Massachusetts.