Bonus for Indian wheat exporters, but reduction in wheat quota given to the poor

Bonus for Indian wheat exporters, but reduction in wheat quota given to the poor.

There is less production and less government procurement in wheat. The demand for Indian wheat in the global market is due to Ukraine-Russia war.

The allocation of wheat under the Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana has been reduced. There may be a shortage of wheat in a country with increasing exports.

The country has a target of exporting 40 lakh tonnes of wheat. The distribution of wheat along with rice has been reduced under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana.

Wheat is expected to decline from 111 million metric tonnes to 105 million metric tonnes in 2022-23.

India’s ambitious wheat export scheme has been announced. India has signed an agreement to export 40 lakh tonnes of wheat for the financial year 2022-23, of which around 11 lakh tonnes were exported in April last month. Apart from Egypt, Turkey has also allowed import of Indian wheat.

Under the central scheme, an additional 55 lakh tonnes of rice will be allocated in place of wheat. Three states – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Kerala – will no longer get free wheat under the central scheme. From March 2020 onwards five kg of free wheat or rice per person per month as well as one kg of pulses per family per month is valid till September.

Changes in the distribution of wheat have raised alarm bells. Concerned about the food security of the poor who depend on the government’s food scheme. After the supply of wheat in Uttar Pradesh has come to a standstill, now a decision is likely to be taken regarding cheap food shops in Gujarat as well. The recent decision of the central government to redistribute wheat and rice under the Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana suggests that the country may face a wheat shortage in the coming months.

Rs per quintal at Kandla ports of Gujarat. Wheat was being bought locally for Rs 2,500.

The government has reduced the purchase of wheat in the cooperative agriculture market. badly reduced. Experts are warning the government that we are heading towards wheat crisis.

Farmers in Gujarat are opting to sell their wheat in the open market because of good prices. Rs per quintal. Against the Minimum Support Price of 2015, the farmers will have to pay Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 3,000 per quintal.

According to the Government of India, wheat exports were 0.217 million tonnes in 2019-20, which increased to 2.155 million tonnes in 2020-21 and 7.215 million tonnes in 2021-22.

After meeting the requirement of welfare schemes in the coming year, India will have a stock of 8 million tonnes of wheat by 1st April 2023. This is the view of the Central Government. According to the Food Corporation of India (FCI), the minimum wheat stock may be 7.5 million tonnes on April 1. So why reduce the allocation of wheat?

Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Food Scheme 2020 in Corona, 81.35 crore people of the country were provided free food.

As on May 1, the quantity of rice was 285.03 lakh metric tonnes and that of wheat was 357.7 lakh metric tonnes.

In addition to the food available to 3.40 crore people of Gujarat from 17,000 affordable food outlets in the month of May, free distribution of 3.50 kg wheat, 1.5 kg rice and 1 kg chana per card was started from May 17 under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana .

There are over 68 lakh NFSA and non-NFSA BPL cardholders in the state.