Govt orders restrictions on export of maida, semolina and wheat flour

The government has restricted the exports of maida, semolina and all variants of wheat flour (atta), a month after it curbed exports of plain atta. According to the official order, exports of maida, semolina etc will be allowed subject to clearance from the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on wheat exports. Last month, the government had curbed […]

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India to launch a portal to ensure ration cards for migrant workers; 16 million more to be added to PDS list

To provide subsidised foodgrains under the public distribution system to migrant workers in cities who do not have ration cards, the government will launch a national portal for registration of these workers.  According to Sudhanshu Pandey, secretary, ministry of food and public distribution, a large section of migrant population living in cities do have ration […]

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India to allow 1.2 million tonnes of additional sugar exports this season

The Centre is likely to allow an additional 1.2 million tonnes (MT) of sugar exports in the current season ending September 2022 taking into account higher-than-anticipated domestic production, according to government sources. This additional quota would be over and above 10 MT of sugar exports allowed for the current 2021-22 season. A group of ministers […]

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India wheat prices skyrocket; limit scope for govt-to-govt deals

Indian wheat prices jumped to a record high, despite a ban on exports, amid strong demand and dwindling supply from a crop damaged by heatwave. The price rally has reduced chances of India supplying substantial amounts of wheat under government-to-government deals with countries struggling to secure shipments amid the disruption of the war in Ukraine. […]

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India to do away with archaic provisions of the Coffee Act, 1942; new law to free coffee sector from restrictive controls

The government will loosen control over the coffee sector by scrapping several archaic provisions of the Coffee Act 1942, and undertake all-round development of the sector with emphasis on domestic as well as export requirements and farmer welfare. India’s commerce ministry has prepared a draft Coffee (Promotion and Development) Bill, 2022, which will replace the […]

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