This financial year, India is set to export around 7 million tonnes of wheat. This would be one of the highest exports of wheat by India.
India’s wheat exports
- India is the world’s second biggest producer of wheat, accounting for13.53 of global production.
- But it only accounts for 1 of global wheat exports.
- Annually India produces around 108 million tonnes of wheat. Still, majority of the production goes for domestic consumption.
- India exported a record6.5 million tonnes in the financial year 2012-13. By the end of February 2022, India formerly exported6.6 million tonnes of wheat.
Wheat exports to Afghanistan
Afghanistan is facing humanitarian crisis since the Taliban takeover in August 2021. To tackle the hunger crisis, India decided to export around tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan. India has formerly sent tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan through the land route via Pakistan.
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