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According to the government, requests for wheat have been received from many countries and wheat is being sent to some. The rest is being considered. Government has imposed restrictions on export of wheat due to decrease in production
The government on Wednesday said that India has so far this fiscal year produced about three million tonnes. export of wheat ,Wheat Export) and is considering the requests for supply of food grains from some countries. That is, if India needs wheat (wheat) to friendly countries.Wheat) can be exported. On the plan to ban the export of flour, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said that the government is monitoring the situation and will take steps at an appropriate time. In fact, in order to maintain the supply of wheat in the country and to control the prices, the government has banned the export of wheat on May 13. However, the government had made it clear at the same time that it can export wheat to other countries considering the conditions of the needy countries.
Requests received for wheat from many countries
Joint Secretary in the Food Ministry Partha S Das told reporters today that requests for wheat have come from many countries, they are being considered. Das, however, did not reveal the names of countries that have requested for Indian wheat. The official said that certain quantities have been approved for some countries. For example, 1.5 lakh tonnes of wheat has been exported to Bangladesh. He said that the country has exported a total of 29.70 lakh tonnes of wheat in the current financial year till June 14. The export of wheat flour during the same period was 2.59 lakh tonnes. While on ration card portability under One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme, the Secretary said that it has now been implemented across India, with Assam being the last state to implement this scheme. He said that the state governments and other central ministries have been asked to use the data of ONORC to formulate the right policies and programmes. The data can be used in other schemes like Ayushman Bharat, PM-Kisan, E-Shram.
Ban on export due to decrease in wheat production
Wheat exports from the country have increased significantly this year as compared to last year. However, exports have now been banned. This year, due to the early onset of summer, wheat crop has been badly affected and production has come down, due to which the government has decided to ban exports to maintain domestic supply and control prices. However, the government is considering the availability and request of the needy countries.