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India hopes to harvest at least 93 mln T wheat despite rains - minister

India hopes to harvest at least 93 mln T wheat despite rains - minister

India expects to harvest at least 92 million tonnes of wheat this year despite rains and hail pummelling the crop, the farm minister said on Saturday, almost in line with the previous government forecast.

Govt lowers wheat procurement target by 25% to 33 million tonnes

In view of higher output, government had pegged wheat procurement to be a record 44.12 MT in the current marketing year that started in April, as against 38.1 MT last year.

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

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 to harvest wheat close to last year's record: Govt

Area sown under wheat has declined to 294.98 lakh hectares so far in the current rabi season, from 295.93 lakh hectares in the year-ago period.

Govt to go slow on 2 million tonnes of wheat export

The government on Thursday said it will go slow on export of 2 million tonnes of wheat from its godowns as there has been good response to recent schemes announced to offload additional grains to ease storage crisis.

India may remove caps on wheat product exports: Officials

The Indian government is considering the removal of controls on wheat product exports, as frequent policy changes in the past have scared away buyers, two senior government officials said Tuesday.