Tuesday, November 28, 2023
India faces stagnant wheat planting amid soil moisture concerns
India is expected to experience stagnant wheat planting despite near-record high prices, as lower soil moisture prompts farmers in some regions to shift to less water-intensive crops, Reuters reported.
Monday, November 6, 2023
Government supply of heat-tolerant wheat to Punjab, India, runs dry
Farmers in Punjab, India, are left high and dry during the wheat sowing season as the government's stock of the award-winning variety of wheat seed, PBW-826, has already been exhausted.
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
India increases price for buying of domestic new season wheat
India raised the price at which it buys locally produced new season wheat by ₹150 (US$1.81) or 7% to encourage farmers to expand the growing area as the country tries to increase production.
Monday, September 18, 2023
India reduces wheat stock limits for traders, no plan to scrap import duty
India has announced a reduction in the permissible limit for wheat stocks held by traders and millers, while reaffirming that there are currently no immediate plans to eliminate the import duty on wheat, Yahoo! Finance reported.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Indian industry leader urges removal of wheat import tax to stabilise local prices
In a bid to address escalating wheat prices in India, Pramod Kumar S, president of the Roller Flour Millers' Federation, has urged the government to eliminate the existing 40% import tax on wheat to facilitate grain imports, India Today rep ...
Monday, August 21, 2023
India in talks with Russia to import wheat at discount, sources claim
India is in talks with Russia to import wheat at a discount in a rare move to boost supplies and curb food inflation ahead of state and national elections next year, according to four sources.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
India establishes panel to assess impact of higher temperatures on wheat crop
Indian government officials said they have established a panel of officials to assess the impact of higher temperatures on wheat crop, as the country's weather office said higher than normal temperatures will remain in key producing states, ...
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
India not expected to lift curbs on wheat exports until March/April
India will not lift curbs on wheat exports before the next crop arriving in March/April, as production was affected in 2022 because of an early onset of summer in March, which impacted the Food Corporation of India's (FCI) procurement targe ...
Friday, January 13, 2023
India to decide around March-April to lift ban on wheat exports
Santosh Kumar Sarangi, India's Director General of Foreign Trade, said the government will decide to lift the ban on wheat exports at the time of crop harvest around March to April this year, Business Recorder reported.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
India's upcoming wheat harvest could reach record high
Wheat production in India could reach a record high, after all-time high prices of the grain pushed farmers to expand planting areas with grow high-yielding varieties, helped by good weather conditions, Business Recorder reported.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
India considering to sell wheat in the open market
Two Indian government officials said the Indian government is considering to sell 2.1 million tonnes of wheat on the open market in order to reduce food inflation, with a final decision to be made in the next 10 days, Money Control reported ...
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
India's wheat exports 30% up to US$1.5 billion between April to November 2022
India's Ministry of Commerce and Industry said wheat exports jumped 29.29% to US$1.5 billion between April to November 2022, compared to US$1.17 billion in the same period in 2021, Hellenic Shipping News reported.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
India expects bumper wheat harvest next year
India is expected to harvest a bumper wheat crop next year, thanks to soaring domestic prices and replenished soil moisture that has helped farmers in the country exceed 2021's planting, Deccan Herald reported.
Friday, November 25, 2022
India will take steps to curb increase in wheat prices
The government of India said it will take steps to curb a possible increase in wheat prices, as it closely monitors rates in the retail market, following a wheat export ban announced in May 2022 to boost domestic supplies and control prices ...
Monday, November 14, 2022
India's wheat planting acreage up nearly 10%
Data from India's Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare showed the country's has planted wheat on 4.5 million hectares since October 1, 2022, 9.7% higher year-on-year, Reuters reported.

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