India in touch with Turkish authorities on wheat consignment rejection: Food Secretary

Amid reports of Turkey rejecting an Indian wheat consignment on quality concerns, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey on Thursday said the government has sought details from the Turkish authorities on the matter as the concerned exporter has claimed that the shipment of 60,000 tonnes had all the required clearances. Meanwhile, after India banned wheat exports on … Read more

In a first, Turkey places orders for 50,000 t wheat from India

For the first time Turkey has placed orders for 50,000 tonnes of wheat imports from India joining Egypt. While this will benefit farmers in India, it will further push up wheat prices in the country, which have already surged by up to 15% in recent weeks. Wheat prices shot up as Indian wheat is in … Read more

Govt revises OMSS policy; restores transportation charges: Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey

The government has revised the Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) of foodgrains for bulk consumers and private traders by restoring transportation charges that were waived last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said on Saturday. Under the OMSS policy, the government allows state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) to sell foodgrains, … Read more