India’s wheat exports expected to pick-up due to Russia-Ukraine War

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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.

About Wheat:

  • 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

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