The nation has exported wheat value Rs 11,728.36 crore through the April-January interval of this fiscal 12 months, the federal government mentioned on Tuesday.
In May final 12 months, the federal government had banned exports of wheat to spice up home availability and management costs In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar mentioned, “At current, there is no such thing as a proposal for lifting restriction on export of wheat earlier than the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare”.
“During the present fiscal 12 months (as much as January 2023), Rs 11,728.36 crore value of wheat has been exported,” he added.
Although the export was banned, the federal government had mentioned wheat export will probably be allowed in case of shipments the place the Irrevocable Letter Of Credit (ILOC) has been issued on or earlier than May 13.
Mr Tomar mentioned, as per second advance estimates for the agriculture 12 months 2022-23, the wheat manufacturing within the nation is estimated at 112.18 million tonnes which is greater by 4.44 million tonnes than the manufacturing achieved throughout 2021-22 crop 12 months (July-June).
In reply to a separate query, Mr Tomar mentioned, “within the Northern Indian plain, the utmost temperature in February 2023 was hovering round 32-33 diploma celsius in many of the space, and this temperature is unlikely to impression the wheat grain progress adversely as crop cover temperature could be simply modulated by 2-3 diploma celsius lower than air temperature by irrigation.” In central and peninsular India, he mentioned the temperature at all times stays comparatively greater in opposition to northern plain all through the crop progress interval and crop phenology is of course adjusted accordingly.
“Therefore, in these space additionally, the temperature as excessive as 35 diploma celsius can be not going to impression wheat yield adversely,” he added.
Based on the surveys performed by ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat & Barley Research (IIWBR), Karnal in collaboration of State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs), it’s discovered that wheat crop state of affairs is regular, he added.
“The scientists of ICAR have issued the advisory of giving gentle irrigation to modulate the crop cover temperature favourably as and when required. ICAR-IIWBR points weekly advisory to the farmers and the data is circulated to state agriculture departments, KVKs and SAUs,” the minister mentioned.
The advisory is uploaded repeatedly on web sites, Facebook and circulated to varied stakeholders by way of WhatsApp group.
“Further, foliar spray of MOP @0.2 per cent (200 litres/acre) is advisable to minimise the warmth shock,” he added.
All extension businesses from the Central and state governments together with ICAR/SAUs go to the farmers’ fields repeatedly and supply well timed advisories to the farmers, wherever warmth stress circumstances can have hostile results, the minister mentioned.
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