No Plans To Import Wheat From Russia, Says India
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Food Secretary Sanjeev Chopra on August 22 said there are no plans to import wheat from Russia under any diplomatic deal.
Talking to reporters, he said that are also no plans to restrict non-basmati parboiled rice exports.
Last month, India imposed a ban on the export of widely consumed non-basmati white rice, following a ban on broken rice exports last year.
He also informed that the government would buy 52.1 lakh tons of rice from farmers this year as against 49 lakh tons procured last year.
He said that fortified rice will also be given through the National Food Security Act.