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USDA sees India's 2013-14 wheat crop lower than govt estimate

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 14:45

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has pegged India's wheat production at 87 million tonne (MT) this year, which is lower by seven percent from the government's latest estimate of 93.6 MT.

Wheat procurement may go up by 15% to touch record 44 mn tonne

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 19:29

The government's wheat purchase is expected to touch 44 million tonne in the 2013-14 marketing year starting April, surpassing last year's record of 38.1 million tonne, Food Minister K V Thomas said Tuesday.

Rains, if prolong, can cause damage to wheat crop: Experts

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 16:15

With moderate to heavy rains lashing the northern region, farm experts on Tuesday warned of damage to wheat crop if downpour accompanied with high speed winds prolongs for next couple of days.

India wastes 21 million tonnes of wheat every year: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 18:07

The report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) on global food wastage found that as much as 50 percent of all food produced around the world never reaches a human mouth.

'India's wheat exports may touch record 5 million tonne mark'

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 21:49

India's wheat exports are pegged to touch a record level of 5 million tonnes in the 2012-13 marketing season on the back of all time high harvest and large carryover stocks, United Nation's body FAO said.

Govt likely to permit export of addl 1.5 mln tons of FCI wheat

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 21:07

The government is likely to allow export of an additional 1.5 million tonnes of wheat from its godowns in order to clear surplus stocks.

Wheat output may dip marginally to 90 mn tonnes this year

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 21:58

India's wheat production is likely to fall by 4 percent to 90 million tonnes this year assuming normal weather conditions, think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) said Tuesday.

'Slow start in wheat sowing not to hit production'

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 15:37

Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna on Thursday said slow start in sowing of wheat, the main rabi crop, is unlikely to affect production this year.

Wheat procurement swells to record 37.31 MT

Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2012, 16:30

Record wheat production in the country has given a boost to government's procurement of the key staple as it rose by 35 percent to an all time high of 37.31 million tonnes (MT) in the current marketing season so far.

CCEA could discuss 2mn tonne wheat export proposal this week

Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2012, 16:29

Food Minister K V Thomas Monday said the proposal to export two million tonnes of wheat from the central pool could be discussed in the forthcoming CCEA meeting.

India set to produce record wheat output in 2012: Pawar

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012, 11:23

India, the world's second biggest producer of wheat, produced 86.87 tonnes in 2011.