As per Foreign Trade Policy, the export of wheat is under the ‘Free’ category and therefore no licence or authorisation is required from the Government of India for its export. The exporters from India have exported wheat in view of the rising global demand. The Government does not export wheat except as humanitarian aid-in-grant form to the deserving countries, Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Anupriya Patel said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha Thursday.
Export of wheat during 2020-21 and 2021-22 (till March 21, 2022)
(Quantity in lakh metric tonne and value in USD million)
|2020-21||2021-22 ( till March 21, 2022)|
Export of all items including wheat would depend on various factors such as domestic production and consumption, surplus for exports, global scenario and competitive pricing. Therefore, it is difficult to quantify the surplus for exports in the ensuing Rabi season, the minister further said in the lower of Indian parliament.
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