According to a notification, the government has prolonged the export prohibition on de-oiled rice bran, a crucial component in the manufacturing of cow and poultry feed, until March 31 of the next year. This July, it was first banned. The restriction on exporting de-oiled rice bran has been extended until March 31, 2024, according to a notification from the directorate general of foreign trade. Experts claim that one of the main causes of the nation’s rising milk costs is the rising cost of feed, and that restricting exports will help make the product more readily available on the home market, hence regulating prices. Though the government’s decision to prohibit the exports is expected to have minimal impact on the cost of milk and cattle feed, the Solvent Extractors Association of India has previously urged the government to reevaluate its decision. An estimated 25% of rice bran extraction is used in cow feed.