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  • India's rice production may fall 6% to 104.99 million tonnes in kharif season of 2022-23 Sep 21, 2022 07:01 PM IST

    India's rice production may fall 6% to 104.99 million tonnes in kharif season of 2022-23

    The agriculture ministry has released the first advance estimates for kharif season of 2022-23 crop year (July-June).

  • India focused on food security, sustainable supply, says food secretary Sep 21, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    India focused on food security, sustainable supply, says food secretary

    India’s wheat and paddy crops have been affected this year due to heat waves and deficient monsoon showers in some parts of the subcontinent

  • Enough wheat stock in India; Govt to take action against hoarders if needed: Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey Sep 19, 2022 02:42 PM IST

    Enough wheat stock in India; Govt to take action against hoarders if needed: Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey

    The Centre may consider steps like asking for disclosure of wheat stocks by traders and imposing stock limits to augment domestic availability.

  • Free foodgrain scheme unlikely to stay beyond September: Ex-farm secretary Sep 09, 2022 08:41 AM IST

    Free foodgrain scheme unlikely to stay beyond September: Ex-farm secretary

    Under the scheme, the government has been distributing additional, free-of-cost foodgrains to around 800 million National Food Security Act beneficiaries to mitigate the hardships faced by the poor after  the outbreak of COVID-19. 

  • Wheat rallies on concerns over Russia-Ukraine deal; corn eases, soy steady Sep 07, 2022 09:55 PM IST

    Wheat rallies on concerns over Russia-Ukraine deal; corn eases, soy steady

    United States wheat futures rallied 3.1% to their highest in nearly two months on Wednesday as criticism by Russia of a war-time export deal for Ukrainian grain revived concerns about the movement of supplies out of the key Black Sea shipment hub.

  • Cabinet tweaks policy to allow ban of wheat flour exports as global demand shoots up Aug 25, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    Cabinet tweaks policy to allow ban of wheat flour exports as global demand shoots up

    The existing policy has led to a significant amount of wheat flour continuing to be exported from India even after all such exports were restricted back in July.

  • After wheat, retail price of rice rises 6.31% on supply concerns Aug 23, 2022 07:18 PM IST

    After wheat, retail price of rice rises 6.31% on supply concerns

    The All India average retail price of wheat has risen by over 22 per cent to Rs 31.04 per kg as of August 22 compared to Rs 25.41 per kg in the year-ago period, according to the data maintained by the Consumer Affairs Ministry.

  • India exported 3.7 lakh tonnes of wheat through government route Aug 12, 2022 06:18 PM IST

    India exported 3.7 lakh tonnes of wheat through government route

    Nations that were in a food deficit and vulnerable, as well as India's neighbours, were given priority access to wheat amid a global shortfall.

  • First export of wheat under UN deal as two more ships leave Ukraine Aug 12, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    First export of wheat under UN deal as two more ships leave Ukraine

    A total 14 ships have now departed from Ukraine during past two weeks, following the deal with Russia to allow a resumption of grain exports from Ukraine's Black Sea ports, after they were stalled for five months due to the war.

  • Seeking ways to cool domestic wheat prices, India could scrap import duty: Sources Aug 08, 2022 01:10 PM IST

    Seeking ways to cool domestic wheat prices, India could scrap import duty: Sources

    The South Asian country barred wheat exports in May after the crop suffered a heatwave, but domestic prices still rose to a record high. Yet, international prices are still way above the domestic market, making it unviable for traders to buy from abroad.

  • War, climate change, energy costs: How the wheat market has been upended Aug 02, 2022 11:10 AM IST

    War, climate change, energy costs: How the wheat market has been upended

    The wheat market has been on a wild ride this year. Like oil, steel, beef and other commodities integral to the economy, wheat shifts in price and availability in response to a complex set of overlapping factors, such as geopolitics and the weather

  • War, climate change, energy costs: How the wheat market has been upended Aug 01, 2022 11:04 PM IST

    War, climate change, energy costs: How the wheat market has been upended

    The USDA forecasts that the 18.8 million metric tons of wheat that Ukraine exported over the past 12 months will fall to around 10 million in the coming 12 months.

  • India not facing any wheat crisis, assures agriculture minister Jul 22, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    India not facing any wheat crisis, assures agriculture minister

    India had in May banned wheat exports to ensure domestic availability but has been allowing shipments to select countries.

  • Ukraine war: Commercial wheat imports from India key supply line for Yemen, says top UN official Jul 12, 2022 08:06 AM IST

    Ukraine war: Commercial wheat imports from India key supply line for Yemen, says top UN official

    Joint Secretary (UNP) in the Ministry of External Affairs Prakash Gupta told the UN Security Council briefing on Yemen on Monday that in order to mitigate the supply changes in the global commodity markets and their adverse impact on food security, India has been providing financial assistance as well as supplying food grains to countries in need.

  • Yemenis hope to import wheat from India as food runs low: Trade Minister Jul 07, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    Yemenis hope to import wheat from India as food runs low: Trade Minister

    Mohammed al Ashwal, the trade and industry minister of Yemen’s Saudi-backed government, told Reuters the delegation would seek to finalise an agreement to import wheat from India.

  • India restricts wheat flour exports Jul 07, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    India restricts wheat flour exports

    New Delhi banned wheat exports in mid-May as a scorching heatwave curtailed output and domestic prices hit a record high.

  • Govt puts in place new approval framework for wheat flour exports Jul 07, 2022 11:52 AM IST

    Govt puts in place new approval framework for wheat flour exports

    Exporters of wheat flour would now need approval of the inter-ministerial committee for shipments of atta. The new requirement will be applicable from July 12.

  • Centre amends wheat flour export policy, panel to decide from July 12 Jul 07, 2022 10:13 AM IST

    Centre amends wheat flour export policy, panel to decide from July 12

    While no restrictions have been imposed on the export of wheat flour, an inter-ministerial committee will make recommendations on the same.

  • Egypt to buy 180,000 tonnes of Indian wheat Jun 27, 2022 07:03 AM IST

    Egypt to buy 180,000 tonnes of Indian wheat

    Egypt, one of the world's biggest wheat importers, has in recent years purchased much of its grain from the Black Sea, but saw those imports disrupted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

  • India exported 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to several countries since ban: Food Secy Jun 26, 2022 04:16 PM IST

    India exported 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to several countries since ban: Food Secy

    About 33,000 tonnes of wheat as humanitarian assistance has already been supplied to Afghanistan against the commitment of 50,000 tonne, he said.

  • Bangladesh tries to secure wheat from Russia as India stops exports: Sources Jun 23, 2022 07:23 AM IST

    Bangladesh tries to secure wheat from Russia as India stops exports: Sources

    The supply deal with Russia, the world's biggest wheat exporter, could help Dhaka in meeting its needs below the elevated global prices, industry officials said.

  • China Premier Li Keqiang’s trip to wheat farm shows food, inflation worries Jun 22, 2022 09:58 AM IST

    China Premier Li Keqiang’s trip to wheat farm shows food, inflation worries

    Li Keqiang stressed the importance of the wheat harvest this year while touring a farm in Gaobeidian, a city in the northern province of Hebei, Xinhua said on Tuesday.

  • UAE to suspend exports of Indian wheat for four months Jun 15, 2022 12:49 PM IST

    UAE to suspend exports of Indian wheat for four months

    The Gulf nation's economy ministry cited interruptions to global trade flows as the reason for its move, but added that India had approved exports of wheat to the UAE for domestic consumption.

  • Despite ban, India’s wheat export seen at 7 million tonnes, above 5-year average Jun 10, 2022 12:22 PM IST

    Despite ban, India’s wheat export seen at 7 million tonnes, above 5-year average

    .The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in its Food Outlook released on Thursday that global wheat markets are embarking on the 2022/23 season with a "great deal of uncertainty.

  • Exclusive | India will be forced to ask Qatar, Kuwait to rein in elements seeking public apology, boycott of products: Officials Jun 09, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    Exclusive | India will be forced to ask Qatar, Kuwait to rein in elements seeking public apology, boycott of products: Officials

    India has stated clearly that it does not tolerate insults targeted against any religion, and that freedom of religion is upheld by the government for all, but vested interests in many countries are looking to escalate the issue.

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