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Major Crops of India: Wheat

Wheat is being cultivated in India for more than 5000 years and the original species Triticum sphaerococcum was grown in Indus Valley Civilization. This species is now disappeared and has been replaced by present day species-Triticum aestivum or the common Bread Wheat, Triticum durum or the Macaroni wheat and the Triticum dicoccum or the Emmer Wheat. At the time of independence India ..

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Govt. sanctions export of 2 million tonnes of wheat

In order to clear storage space for new crops, the government approved export of 2 million tonnes of wheat from its buffer stock with floor price of about Rs 12,400 per tonne. The decision was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA.

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Govt to sell more grains through open market, PDS

In order to clear space for stashing away fresh grains, several options are being considered by the Govt, including providing more food-grain into the PDS (Public Distribution System) and selling extra wheat via a re-worked open market sale scheme. The government plans to push in an additional 14 million tonnes of grains in the PDS ..

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Govt demands FCI to hire private godowns to store fresh crop

Food Minister K V Thomas held that the state-run FCI (Food Corporation of India) has been called for to hire private godowns in order to store fresh crop and he called food-grains storage as a challenging task in view of the record yield. He held that efforts are on to make extra storage capacity for ..

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India to record highest ever production of Rice, Wheat and cotton

As per the Union Agriculture Minister, during 2011-12 India to record highest ever production of Rice, Wheat and Cotton. Food grain probable to touch a record level of 250.42 million tonnes. It was a result of the efforts of the farming community supported by government initiatives and participation of stakeholders. He also announced that various ..

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