Chart of Processing
CULTIVATION AND HARVESTING
From Cultivation to Processing
Instead of buying all the raw Basmati from various
regions like our competitors, purity and quality of our product
is ensured through self-cultivated crop. Selected farmers are provided
with superior quality seed, processed at our own plant for unmatched
Basmati. The farmers are also provided with fertilizer and professional
expertise in return for their produce at premium price. Our highly
qualified field staff constantly monitors paddy fields from sowing
till harvesting and advises farmers on correct application of fertilizers
and pesticides to ultimately produce healthy grains of rice resulting
from research & development laboratory.
Drying and Husking
After harvesting hundreds of samples at random are examined
in our well-equipped quality control laboratory for final selection
of stocks. The harvested paddy from our own farms and others on
arrival at the Rice Mill is fed to the mechanical dryer for drying.
The paddy fresh from harvesting has moisture contents of -19-20%,
which is reduced to 12% in the dryer in multi passes. The tempering
of paddy is done in between the passes and after drying in steel
silos to achieve moisture equilibrium. The process is accomplished
on ultra modern, automatic dryer plant where the whole work is done
untouched by hands.
The dried and tempered paddy is then taken to the in house
Husking unit where the process of paddy cleaning, de-stoning, husking,
paddy separation, polishing and grading are performed. The husking
plant is fully automated and most modern equipped with state of
the art technology.
The semi finished rice from the husking plant is shifted to
the WareHouses for Aging.
Aging is a special process in which rice is stored till rice attains
maturity before re-processing and packaging. This gives rice its
supreme aroma, taste and considerable grain length when cooked.
After the aging is completed, the rice is again processed before
packing. The processing of rice is accomplished on a fully automated,
state of the art plant. The plant consists of rice cleaners, de-stoners,
thickness graders for over and under size grains, paddy separators,
polishers, silky polishers, rotary sieves, length graders and computerized
colour sorters. The equipment has been imported from world-renowned
agro-industrial manufacturers. The following steps are involved
in processing of premium quality Flora Rice. All stocks are numbered
and tagged in order keep a track record, which is even maintained
Rice is fumigated for 72 hours to eliminate chance of any insects
or the rice borer, which have a natural presence with the grain.
We make sure that only nontoxic and environment friendly process
Rice is once again cleaned thoroughly to eliminate dust, residue
& foreign particles.
Removal of all stones & solid objects is performed once again.
According to thickness and width, rice is graded.
Separation of paddy from rice is performed to ensure purity of rice.
To give rice further shine, dry polishing is applied once again.
Wet /Silky Polishing
Rice is polished with controlled mist of water to give it the extra
white colour, silky finish and smooth pearl like texture.
The whole rice grain is carefully separated from the broken grain
in fully automatic machines. Our grading system is comprehensive
and consists of graders installed at three different stages of milling
and processing. This enables to ensure uniformity in grain length,
width and also control the broken percentage according to the specific
requirements of our customers.
Finally before packing, rice is colour sorted on a state of the
art electronic machine "SORTEX" equipped with latest computerized
optical technology considered to be top of the line Colour Sorter
in the World.