India’s wheat exports expected to pick-up due to Russia-Ukraine War
According to a recently released report, wheat exports from India are expected to increase sharply to more than 10 million ton in the current financial year due to the Russo-Ukraine war.
- India’s wheat crop, as compared to other wheat producing countries of the world, will be available from the beginning of March.
- It should be noted that Russia and Ukraine account for a quarter of the global wheat supply.
- Earlier in the financial year 2012-13, wheat exports from India had reached a historic high. 6.5 million ton of wheat was exported that year. In the current financial year, India has crossed the figure for the financial year 2012-13.
- Now more than 10 million ton of wheat is expected to be exported this fiscal.
- It is a staple crop grown in India during the Rabi (winter) season.
- India is the second largest producer of wheat in the world.
Favorable climatic conditions for wheat:
- It can be grown from tropical and sub-tropical regions to temperate regions and also in the cooler regions of the far north.
- This crop requires cool and moist weather most of the time for growth. Whereas, it requires dry and hot weather to ripen properly.
- The required temperature range for this is 20-25 ° C.
- Too high or too low temperature and drought during earing and flowering or flowering are harmful to wheat.
- Soils of loamy or loamy type, compact and medium water holding capacity are ideal for wheat cultivation.
Source – The Hindu