The basic objective of a rice milling system is to remove the husk and the bran layers, and produce an edible, white rice kernel that is sufficiently milled and free of impurities.
Milling is a crucial step in post-production of rice. A rice milling system is a simple one or two step process, or a multi stage process. In a one-step milling process, husk and bran removal are done in one pass and milled or white rice is produced directly out of paddy. In a two-step process, removing husk and removing bran are done separately, and brown rice is produced as an intermediate product. In multistage milling, rice will undergo a number of different processing steps. Depending on weather the paddy is milled in the village for local consumption or for the marketing rice milling systems can be classified into the categories village rice mills and commercial mills.
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Last date updated on July, 2014