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India Exported Wheat Worth $177 Mn In March, $473 Mn In April

According to them, India exported wheat even at a time when about eight nations, including Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey, Egypt, Kazakhstan and Kuwait, had imposed wheat export restrictions

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India exported wheat worth USD 177 million in March and USD 473 million in April even after the Russia-Ukraine conflict started in late February to help other countries overcome the food crisis, sources said.

According to them, India exported wheat even at a time when about eight nations, including Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey, Egypt, Kazakhstan and Kuwait, had imposed wheat export restrictions.

The centre on May 17 announced some relaxation on its last week's order restricting wheat exports and said that whatever wheat consignments have been handed over to customs for examination and registered into their systems on or before May 13 would be allowed for export.

The government had earlier restricted wheat exports to manage the overall food security situation in India and to support the needs of neighbouring and vulnerable countries that are adversely affected by the sudden changes in the global market for wheat and are unable to access adequate wheat supplies.

(With PTI inputs)


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