India exported 1.5 LMT wheat to Bangladesh since ban

Since India prohibited the export of wheat on May 13, India has shipped 1.5 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of wheat to Bangladesh, according to the Food Secretary.

Between April 1 and June 22 of this fiscal year, India exported 2.59 LMT of atta and 29.70 LMT of wheat. India’s wheat is more in demand abroad following the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The ministry believes that around 45 LMT of wheat has been committed for export during the current fiscal year.

This year’s early summer has a negative impact on Uttar Pradesh’s wheat crop. According to a recent assessment by the state’s agricultural department, 359 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of wheat would be produced in UP overall in 2022, which is 16 LMT fewer than the amount produced in 2021.