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India to Export 50,000 Tonnes of Wheat to Afghanistan, Lebanon in Diplomatic Deals

Women walk through a wheat field in Amroha in Uttar Pradesh. (Reuters)

Women stroll by a wheat area in Amroha in Uttar Pradesh. (Reuters)

The authorities has requested the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd, a farmers’ cooperative, to provide wheat to Afghanistan and Lebanon below a government-to-government deal.

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  • Last Updated: April 11, 2020, 8:16 AM IST

New Delhi: India will export 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan and 40,000 tonnes of the grain to Lebanon in diplomatic offers, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated on Friday.

Since India has produced extra wheat than it consumes, New Delhi has determined to export the grain to Afghanistan and Lebanon after receiving requests from the 2 nations, Tomar stated in a Tweet.

The authorities has requested the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd, a farmers’ cooperative, to provide wheat to Afghanistan and Lebanon below a government-to-government deal, Tomar stated.

India is anticipated to provide a file 106.21 million tonnes of wheat this 12 months, as beneficial climate circumstances helped to enhance crop yields, with output far exceeding demand and additional boosting shares at grain bins.

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