India bans wheat exports with immediate effect

Recent media reports say India’s wheat production this year has suffered due to a heat wave. – EPA pic, May 14, 2022.

INDIA has banned wheat exports with immediate effect as it seeks to bolster its food security.

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under the Commerce Ministry in a notification dated May 13 said as a result of high global prices “arising out of many factors”, India’s food security was at risk.

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