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After wheat ban, authorities bans export of wheat flour, maida, semolina to curb value rise



After banning wheat exports in Could, the federal government on Saturday prohibited exports of wheat flour, maida, semolina and wholemeal aata with a view to curb rising costs.

Notifying a call of the union Cupboard, the Directorate Common of International Commerce (DGFT), nonetheless, stated that exports of these things could be allowed topic to permission of the federal government of India in sure instances.

“Export coverage of things (wheat or meslin flour, maida, semolina, wholemeal aata, and resultant aata)? is amended from free to prohibited,” in response to the DGFT’s notification. Semolina additionally contains rawa and sirgi.

It added that the provisions below the international commerce coverage 2015-20, relating to transitional preparations, will “not” be relevant below this notification.

On August 25, the federal government determined to place restrictions on the export of wheat or meslin flour to curb rising costs of the commodity.

The choice was taken at a gathering of the Cupboard Committee on Financial Affairs (CCEA).

“The Cupboard Committee on Financial Affairs…Has authorised the proposal for modification of coverage of exemption for wheat or meslin flour from export restrictions/ban,” an official assertion has stated.

Russia and Ukraine are the most important exporters of wheat, accounting for round one-fourth of the worldwide wheat commerce. The battle between the 2 international locations has led to world wheat provide chain disruptions, thus growing the demand for Indian wheat.

Consequently, the value of wheat within the home market has proven a rise.

In an effort to guarantee meals safety of the nation, the federal government put a prohibition on export of wheat in Could. Nevertheless, this induced a soar in abroad demand for wheat flour.

Wheat flour exports from India have registered a development of 200 per cent throughout April-July 2022 in comparison with the corresponding interval in 2021.

The elevated demand for wheat flour abroad led to important value rise of the commodity within the home market.

Earlier, there was a coverage to not prohibit or put any restriction on the export of wheat flour and subsequently, a partial modification of the coverage was required by withdrawing the exemption from ban/restrictions on export with a purpose to guarantee meals safety and put a verify on mounting costs of wheat flour within the nation, in response to that assertion.

In 2021-22, India exported wheat flour value USD 246 million. The exports stood at about USD 128 million throughout April-June this fiscal.

The all-India common retail value of wheat has risen by over 22 per cent to Rs 31.04 per kg as on August 22, in comparison with Rs 25.41 per kg within the year-ago interval, in response to knowledge maintained by the patron affairs ministry.

The common retail value of wheat flour (atta) has elevated by over 17 per cent to Rs 35.17 per kg as towards Rs 30.04 earlier, the info confirmed.

Wheat costs in each wholesale and retail markets have additionally come below stress on account of an almost 3 per cent drop within the home output to 106.84 million tonnes within the 2021-22 crop 12 months.

Wheat manufacturing is estimated to have declined on account of a warmth wave that resulted in shrivelled grains within the northern states of Punjab and Haryana.

Business physique Curler Flour Millers’ Federation has raised considerations relating to unavailability of wheat and the rise in costs in the previous couple of days.



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