The rice marketing chain covered in this study is shown in Figure 2. Typically, the farm produce is sold to traders, who then sell paddy rice to rice mills. Rice millers process the paddy into milled rice. From the mill, the rice goes to wholesalers, who may also obtain milled rice from importers; rarely is rice .
The Testing Husker can be successfully used for easy husking of paddy, either in the laboratory or in the rice mill. The husked rice, the husks and the immature paddy are automatically separated by an aspirator. About 1Og of paddy sample can be husked by two rubber rolls, which can be rotated by hand at .