Food Grains Shouldn’t Be Hoarded Like Vaccines: India On Wheat Exports

Calling out the West, India on Wednesday said that food grains should not go the way of the Covid-19 vaccines as it voiced concern over hoarding and discrimination amid the unjustified increase in food prices. It stressed that its decision to restrict wheat exports will ensure it can truly respond to those most in need. A number of low income societies are today confronted with the twin challenges of rising costs and difficulty in access to food grains. Even those like India, who have adequate stocks, have seen an unjustified increase in food…

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Food Grain Output To Touch New Record Of 308.65 Million Tons In 2020-21, Says Government

India”s foodgrain production is estimated to rise 3.74 per cent to a new record of 308.65 million tonnes in the crop year 2020-21, on the better output of rice, wheat and pulses amid good monsoon rains last year, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. The record output is projected in rice, wheat, maize, pulses, and oilseeds, it added. In the 2019-20 crop year (July-June), the country”s foodgrain output (comprising wheat, rice, pulses and coarse cereals) stood at a record 297.5 million tonnes. Releasing the fourth advance estimate for the 2020-21…

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