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Wheat sowing up 4.28 per cent at 202.54 lakh hectares so far

As per the ministry's latest data, wheat was sown in 8.34 lakh hectare more area so far in the ongoing rabi (winter) season.

06 Dec 2019 7:53 PM

customs duty, wheat, wheat imports, minimum support price, MSP

The government wants to restrict overseas purchase so that domestic prices of wheat do not come under pressure.

28 Apr 2019 3:18 PM

India hikes wheat import duty to support local farmers

The hike in duty is likely to make imports of wheat unviable for flour mills even after recent declines in global prices

27 Apr 2019 1:02 PM

Govt procures 55.17 lac tons of wheat so far this year

Haryana and Madhya Pradesh have contributed the most to wheat procurement so far, an official said.

24 Apr 2019 6:03 PM

Wheat procurement surpasses govt's target by 6.25 pc to over 34 MT

The government fixed higher target of 32 MT for this year in view of record output.

28 May 2018 3:16 PM


Govt hikes customs duty on wheat to 30 pc to curb cheaper imports

Government's third advance estimate has pegged wheat output at a record 98.61 million tonnes for the 2017-18 crop year.

24 May 2018 12:04 PM

India giving rice and wheat production vast support, US tells WTO

In 2013-14, India notified MPS for rice of 120 billion rupees equivalent to 5.45 pc of the value of rice production.

10 May 2018 8:45 AM

RBI clears CCL for purchase of wheat

Central government has fixed the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat at Rs 1,735 per quintal.

11 Apr 2018 8:52 AM

India drops plan to raise wheat import tax, indicating output deficit

Indian flour millers imported nearly 2 million tonnes of wheat last year and 6.5 million tonnes in 2016.

22 Mar 2018 12:32 PM

Study finds gluten-free diet may still allow harmful levels of exposure

In people with celiac disease, having even microscopic amounts of gluten triggers autoimmune response that harms lining of small intestine.

22 Mar 2018 8:15 AM


Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Under the influence of either xenoestrogen, the breast cancer cells also resumed proliferating at a rate seen in absence of treatment.

15 Jan 2018 3:39 PM

New tech from NASA can boost wheat yield by three times in Space

The world's first "Speed Breeding" technique can boost the production by three-times in Space.

03 Jan 2018 4:04 PM

A long-lasting solution to wheat's 'rusty' new problem

The findings are published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

18 Nov 2017 7:29 PM

Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 110 per quintal; pulses, Rs 200 per quintal

To encourage the cultivation of gram and masoor, their MSPs have been raised by Rs 200 per quintal.

24 Oct 2017 12:51 PM

No plans to raise wheat import duty from 10 pc: Paswan

Earlier, duty was raised to curb shipments in view of record output at around 97.44 MT in 2016-17 crop year.

12 Aug 2017 6:11 PM


Global warming reduces protein in key crops: study

This is causing populations at risk of growth stunting and early death. Find out more.

02 Aug 2017 1:52 PM

Wheat at Rs 2 per kg, rice at Rs 3 to be provided till 2018

FCI guarantees hiring of the godown constructed by a private party for 10 years.

01 Aug 2017 1:47 PM

Foodgrains, common-use products to get cheaper under GST

Milk and curd will continue to be exempt from taxation when GST replaced current indirect taxes.

19 May 2017 12:36 PM

Govt slaps 10 per cent import duty on wheat, tur dal

As per the government's second estimate, wheat production is estimated at record 96.64 million tonnes in the 2016-17.

28 Mar 2017 1:53 PM

Govt considering imposing import duty on wheat

Country is all set to harvest a record production of 96.64 million tonnes in 2016-17 crop year (July-June).

22 Mar 2017 2:23 PM