HC to hear plea seeking quality check on China rice
The Delhi high court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea seeking directions to the government to carry out the quality test on imported Chinese rice.
The plea said that due to globalisation, rice in large quantity is being imported from China but without any quality check.
A division Bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath posted the matter for August 20.
The "plastic rice" is being imported from China and it cannot be differentiated whether it is genuine rice or made of plastic, said the plea filed through advocate Sugriva Dubey. For the last few years, China has been producing plastic rice which is being imported and sold throughout India. No test is carried out on whether the rice imported from China is genuine or not, Dubey said.
The plea said that when this plastic rice is boiled together with real rice, it melts and is impossible to differentiate...The plastic rice can't be digested.