What things need to be checked for setting up a rice mill?

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Published on 21.03.2022 | 11.00 PM

What things need to be checked for setting up a rice mill?

One of the essential commercial food crops, rice, is the highest source of nourishment for more than half the world’s population. India and China together account for more than 50% of the total rice production, with a yearly yield of approximately 540 million tons worldwide. Southeast Asian countries have been collectively addressed as the world’s Rice Bowl. ‘India is the second-largest producer and exporter of rice in the world’ lays down the importance of the rice crop, especially the basmati rice, which has a massive demand across the country. Rice is a staple food for more than 65% of the populace. Moreover, it has an excellent market for packaged rice category, making it a lucrative business option. However, before starting the rice business, you need to get some aspects cleared for rice mills in particular. Based on the quantum of the paddy (raw form of rice) procurement, you can decide upon establishing a justifiable capacity Rice mill or set up a mini Rice-mill. Location: The place for the establishment of the rice mill is crucial. It would be best to be clear with your choice, whether in an industrial area or other cities or village panchayat limits. Estimated cost: As per your project report, determine the approximate cost for setting up mills. The price is dependent on various cost factors such as the capacity, level of technology, raw material, personnel hired, and the land capital. Permissions and No Objection Certificates: To start a rice mill plant, you need to get a variety of licences and permits from your state government authorities. District collector’s NOC (including industrial conversion of land), concerned local body municipality, electricity board (minimum 100 kV and separate transformer), town planning or city planning commission is few to name the authorities nod required. So let’s help you out with this in detail.
  • The first is to register your company as any one of the varieties of business entities available in India. The prominent one being:
One Person Company (OPC) Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Private Limited Company (PLC) Public Limited Company (PLC)
  • Udyog Aadhaar Micro Small Medium Enterprise (MSME) Registration is needed to classify and recognize your business organization as one of them, i.e. micro, small, medium.
  • Factory/Trade Licence is needed by any individual who plans to start a new business. It regulates specific laws for a designated locality or area, laid down by the state government but issued by a municipal corporation.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) can be obtained from the Pollution Control Board. Apply for Rice-Milling Industry (Regulation) Act 1958.
  • FSSAI Licence is required as rice is categorized as part of the food industry.
  • Obtaining a GST number is mandatory for every business, which eases doing business in India and at the interstate level.
The primary raw material for rice mills plants is the paddy, which determines the quality of the rice. So purchasing from paddy growing areas called paddy belts is recommended as it will be cost-effective. Be decisive from whom you would buy paddy- the farmer or the market yard. Be sure about this because it needs special skills; otherwise, traders will mislead, and you may end up incurring loss. Post procurement of rice, you need to preserve the raw material supplies to maintain production throughout the year. Machinery has the most weightage in the entire process of setting up of rice mill. The technical aspect of the whole process, procurement of modern machines and their establishment, demands a hefty portion of the total budget allocated for the mill establishment. Without efficient rice mill machinery, the business will not sustain itself for a long time. According to the size of the rice mill, you can choose from the plethora of options available in the market. Sona Machinery offers a comprehensive portfolio of process engineered, high capacity, energy-efficient complete rice mill plant solutions. The factors determining the selection of machinery depend on its production rate, efficiency, power equipment, and whether it has a single-stage or multi-stage execution.
  • Grading machine
  • Grain dryer
  • Lighting equipment
  • Measure and packing machine
  • Paddy husker machine
  • Paddy separator
  • Rice cleaning machine
  • Rice colour sorter
  • Rice de-stone machine
  • Rice polishing machine
  • Rice whitener machine
  • and many more
Sona Machinery’s Turnkey Rice Mill offers a complete solution for your rice mill. Its few primary benefits can be stated as
  1. Cost-effective price
  2. Customized range of products
  3. Strong Research & Development
  4. Timely delivery
  5. A dedicated team of professional experts