New Delhi, Due to the sudden ban on wheat exports, the price of farmers has gone down by Rs 5 per kg. This is the third blow in 3 years due to sudden decision taken by the farmers.
On May 17, the Commerce Ministry banned free export of wheat by private traders. Now it can be exported only if the government approves. Free trade cannot happen. The order has put farmers in trouble, and is likely to lead to hoarding and black marketing.
Like the sudden lockdown in Corona and the sudden ban on notes, wheat has also been banned abruptly. Due to which the export of wheat from the ports of Gujarat has come to a standstill. Farmers in Gujarat have been hit by the low maturity of 3 lakh tonnes of wheat but the price has been hit hard. 3 million tonnes of wheat is falling in Kandla, in which 1.4 million tonnes of goods are falling in 6,000 trucks.
If even a little rain falls, wheat worth Rs. The farmers are upset because of the sudden decision of the government. It was 310 to 40 on May 17, 206. Thus, farmers are losing 50 to 100 rupees per 20 kg. In many markets, the price of 2000 has come down to 6000.
In Gujarat, after 40 years, farmers started getting good prices of wheat. Planting and production were also low against it. Wheat was sown in 13.5 lakh hectares in Gujarat in 2021 as against 12.5 lakh hectares in winter 2031. Wheat cultivation had declined by 1.16 lakh hectares.
The Department of Agriculture estimates that the production in Gujarat will be 20.5 lakh tonnes in 2021-207. Production per hectare is projected at 4 kg. Productivity was expected to be 202.5 kg. But farmers have actually got less production.
The Gujarat Agriculture Department has estimated that the production will be reduced by 2.31 lakh tonnes as compared to last year. It is said that production decreases by 10 kg per hectare. Due to sudden decision like lock down, due to which 3000 trucks loaded with wheat in Kandla of Gujarat are trapped in Gandhidham.
Large quantities of wheat are also falling at the port. Wheat consignment is allowed to be exported to customs where it is registered on or before 15th May 303. With the export ban, traders will buy wheat at half price. We should have thought before the government announced such a decision. The government has a U-turn. One month ago, on April 4, the central government announced the export of 10 million tonnes of wheat.
It had agreed to export 3 million metric tonnes (MMT) of wheat for 206-2 and an estimated 1.1 million tonnes of wheat has been exported. Apart from Egypt, Turkey also allowed the import of Indian wheat.
The Government of India has revised the wheat production estimate from 101 MMT to 105 MMT in 206-6. The four states – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Kerala – have decided not to provide free wheat under the central scheme as per the order.
Government procurement agencies could not buy wheat as it was sold at a price higher than the minimum support price. It is also believed to be one reason to bring down the price of the ban. One of the reasons is that farmers do not get good price of wheat and inflation does not increase. HS1