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MP to export 2 lakh MT wheat to Iran

Madhya Pradesh is all set to export close to 2 lakh MT tonne of wheat to Iran. The Food Corporation of India has twice tested the samples of wheat from the state at its laboratory in Karnal and has given the go-ahead

Madhya Pradesh is all set to export close to 2 lakh MT tonne of wheat to Iran. The Food Corporation of India has twice tested the samples of wheat from the state at its laboratory in Karnal and has given the go-ahead.

The samples had been sent to Karnal after a delegation from Iran visited the state in mid-June.

In the first phase,1.98 lakh MT wheat from Bhopal,Vidisha,Hoshangabad,Sehore,Gwalior,Ujjain and four other districts will be exported,while another 5 lakh MT will be dispatched later. A major chunk will be exported from Bhopal (72,000 MT) followed by Vidisha (38,000 MT) and Hoshangabad (35,000 MT).

The MP State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited asked the authorities in these 10 districts last week to properly maintain the wheat marked for export. “We will start loading the wheat once rakes are made available to us,” said corporation chairman Ramesh Sharma.

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MD Chandrahas Dubey said wheat procured in the last season had been selected and the Karnal laboratory had cleared the samples.

Incidentally,wheat from MP was sent to Afghanistan last year as part of a goodwill gesture. Madhya Pradesh procured 8.5 million MT wheat in the last season.

First published on: 27-08-2012 at 00:50 IST
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