Wheat supply continues to needy countries, after the ban, so far 18 lakh tonnes of wheat have been exported

Wheat supply continues to needy countries, after the ban, so far 18 lakh tonnes of wheat have been exported

In the Global Food Security Program organized in Germany, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey assured the world that India will continue to supply food grains to needy countries on the basis of humanity. Keeping this in mind, India has so far exported 18 lakh tonnes of wheat to more than a dozen needy countries, even after the ban on wheat exports.

These mainly include countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Israel, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam, and Yemen. He said that in the last financial year, India had exported 70 lakh tonnes of wheat. Pandey said that India fulfills its duties on the basis of humanity and during the Corona period, India supplied food grains in large quantities to the world along with vaccines. also supplied.

Apart from this, the food security program was run in India for more than 81 crore people in Europe and America which is continuing till now. He said that in the name of humanity, several ships carrying 33,000 tonnes of wheat along with other items were sent to Afghanistan and this help will continue in view of the recent earthquake in Afghanistan. He informed that during the pandemic thousands of tonnes of grains like wheat, rice, and pulses were supplied to many countries like Lebanon, Maldives, Myanmar, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. He said that India always keeps in mind the needs of the world.

Recently, India has given its consent for the export of food grains under the World Food Program at the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization. When India banned wheat exports last month, developed countries opposed India's decision. Developed countries argued that India should continue to export food grains while developed countries have limited their grain exports.

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