HC Deb 30 November 1916 vol 88 c528W

asked the Secretary of State for India if the rice which is consumed by the native population of India and Burma is ever polished or burnished, as is done in England?


The greater part of the rice consumed in India and Burma is husked by cultivators themselves and is not polished. I am informed that highly polished rice, such as is used in this country, is not consumed in India, but that milled and partly polished rice is to some extent used.