Centre says it has no plan to import wheat, sufficient stock available

Wheat production is estimated to have declined due to a heatwave that resulted in shrivelled grains in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
The government has no plans to import wheat as it has sufficient stocks to meet the country's requirements, the Department of Food and Public Distribution said on Sunday.

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has enough stock for public distribution, it said.

"There is no such plan to import wheat into India. Country has sufficient stocks to meet our domestic requirements and

@FCI_India has enough stock for public distribution," the Department of Food and Public Distribution said in a tweet.

The comments come against the backdrop of some reports which said India may import the foodgrain.

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First Published: Aug 21 2022 | 1:37 PM IST

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