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No Plans To Import Wheat From Different Countries, Clarifies Govt

Dismissing the reports of food grains import, the Union Government and Department of Food & Public Distribution said, India has no plans of importing wheat. On August 21, the government said, "The country has sufficient stocks to meet our domestic requirements and FCI has enough stock for public distribution". Although severe heat waves earlier this year affected crops, especially wheat, there is no shortage in India for people.

Sun, 21 Aug 2022 - 04:05 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Wheat, Import, FCI, Union government, Heatwaves

Courtesy: ANI

Wheat Farming

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To Curb The Rise In Domestic Prices, India Bans Wheat Exports

India has suspended wheat exports with immediate effect as part of its efforts to contain rising domestic prices. The decision to limit wheat exports comes after a massive crop loss in March due to a heatwave. Inflation, which reached 7.79 percent in April, is also putting pressure on the government. According to government sources, China is importing food grains from India after crop losses caused food insecurity there.

Sat, 14 May 2022 - 04:29 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: India, Inflation, Wheat, heatwave, Export

Courtesy: NDTV

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

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Madhya Pradesh Government Calls Off Tax On Wheat Exported From State

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on March 24, announced to cancel tax on wheat exported from the state. In addition, the exporters can now buy wheat from mandis or farmers directly, informed the CM. “Railway Board has assured us to provide racks for wheat export,” he further added. Currently, India is holding conversations with countries such as Egypt, China, Nigeria, and other countries to export wheat.

Thu, 24 Mar 2022 - 03:56 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: politics, Madhya Pradesh, Cancel, tax, Wheat

Courtesy: ANI News

Pakistan flag

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16 Illegal Wheat Transportation Cases Registered In Pakistan

At least 16 cases for illegal wheat transport to Sargodha City in Pakistan's Punjab province, were filed. According to the local media, a meeting was conducted by Commissioner Sargodha Nabil Javed on March 5 about the registration of the FIR. Notably, around 14,435 bags of 50 kgs wheat, each was sold at government rate. Furthermore, state magistrate also registered cases for over pricing of food grains. 

Sun, 06 Mar 2022 - 09:25 AM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Pakistan, Wheat, FIR, Cases, Illegal trade

Courtesy: ANI

Representational photo: Chapati, Rice

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Nutritionist Debunks Myth Of Eating Rice Or Roti For Weight Loss

In a run for better weight-losing grain, nutritionist Pooja Makhija has debunked some common myth about rice and roti. Pooja said preference of rice over wheat or vice-versa largely depends on suitability. Some find rice less filling than wheat, which causes over-eating and fat-gain. Meanwhile, perception of roti as something difficult to digest refrains people from eating more, thus associating it with weight-loss. She emphasized, "culprit… read-more

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 10:30 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Rice, Wheat, Pooja Makhija, Health

Courtesy: The Indian Express

MACS 6478 and ARI Team

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Maharashtra: Scientists Develop New Variety of Wheat Which Provides Increased Yield

Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI)- an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) have developed a new variety of wheat called 'MACS 6478' which shows a stark growth in the yield. The new variety offers nearly two times more yield than the older "Lok 1" and "HD 2189" varieties for the farmers in Karanjkhop village in Maharashtra. One of the farmers said, “We needed one spark to motivate us and that… read-more

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 03:36 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: MACS 6478, Maharashtra, seeds, Wheat, Farmers

Courtesy: Brifly Exclusive