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Mandatory registration on the govt anvil to curb wheat flour exports

Some reports said India usually exported 6,000-8,000 tonnes of wheat flour during April-June per month, and that has climbed to almost 100,000 tonnes because of the ban


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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
After having banned wheat export, the Central government might look to curb the shipping out of wheat flour by making registration mandatory for all participants just as in the case of sugar.

However, an outright ban is ruled out for now, trade and market sources said.

This, despite the fact that the retail price of wheat flour (atta) has dropped by Rs 1-3 per kg since wheat export was banned on May 13.

Other wheat-related products too could come under some sort of restriction.

Sources said a curb on exports was being considered to ensure that fly-by-night operators and those

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First Published: Jun 16 2022 | 9:45 PM IST

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