India, second-largest wheat producer, bans exports amid food supply concerns

India, second-largest wheat producer, bans exports amid food supply concerns

India, second-largest wheat producer, bans exports amid food supply concerns Global wheat prices have increased by more than 40% since the beginning of the year India, the second-largest producer of wheat, has banned exports of the commodity, due to a risk to its food security. A Friday notice in the government gazette signed by Santosh Kumar Sarangi, the Director General of Foreign Trade, said that a "sudden spike" in the global prices of wheat was putting India, neighboring and other vulnerable countries at risk. RECORD FOOD PRICES DECREASE SLIGHTLY IN APRIL: UN AGENCY The export of wheat will be allowed in case of shipments where an Irrevocable Letter of Credit (ICLC) had been issued on or before the date of the notice and "on the basis of permission granted by …
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