Thursday, Oct 06, 2022



Bajwa slams state govt for distributing atta at doorstep

October 02, 2022 6:57 am

“It would only give rise to rampant corruption as private companies and the transporters would use this opportunity to make the most of it,” Partap Singh Bajwa said in a written statement.

The wheat of the matter: Disruption of supply chains due to Ukraine war has implications for India’s food security

September 08, 2022 8:30 am

Christophe Jafferlot and Hemal Thakker write: There is a need to set restrictions on the reserves that the private sector can hold. This will help prevent the opaqueness of private sector reserves, which often fuels speculation by large international financial actors. Internationally, positional limits could be set on speculators

Three wheat varieties of Punjab Agricultural University to be released at national level

August 31, 2022 6:31 pm

The wheat variety PBW 826, possessing bold grains with higher hectolitre weight, was ranked first for grain yield in the zone during all three years of testing.

Explained: Wheat consumption trends in India, and why allocation has been cut

July 07, 2022 7:21 am

Following a revision in May, wheat allocation under NFSA has been slashed for 10 states, of which UP and Gujarat have demanded a rollback. How much wheat do the states consume, what is the revision, and why?

Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat ask Centre for more wheat

July 06, 2022 1:40 am

“Earlier, UP was receiving 3 kg wheat and 2 kg rice per person per month under the NFSA, which has now been changed to 2 kg wheat and 3 kg rice,” a UP government official told The Indian Express.

Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja write: Why rice and wheat bans aren’t the answer to inflation

July 28, 2022 2:21 pm

Abrupt export bans inflict high costs on poorer nations. India’s agri-trade policies need to be predictable, rather than a result of knee-jerk reactions

India exported 1.5 LMT wheat to Bangladesh since ban

June 22, 2022 11:39 pm

Responding to questions, Das, who heads the committee that considers other countries’ requests for wheat import from India, said requests have been received from quite a few countries and those are “under consideration”.

Wheat stock in Central pool at lowest level since 2008

June 10, 2022 7:24 am

While wheat stock has come down, rice stock stood at 496.69 LMT as on June 1, this year. This is marginally higher than last year’s 491.50 LMT.

Explained: What is 'storage gain' in wheat, and why Punjab procurement agencies don't want to shell it out

May 24, 2022 2:15 pm

Wheat, considered a ‘living grain’, tends to gain some weight during storage. This is known as 'storage gain' and it mostly happens due to absorption of moisture.

Relief for Punjab, Haryana: Centre relaxes shrivelling of wheat norms

May 14, 2022 6:15 pm

The farmers from these states had complained that the early onset of summer this year resulted in wheat grains shrivelling by nearly 18 per cent, much more than the permissible limit of 6 per cent.