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India to export wheat to Afghanistan and Lebanon under G2G agreement
India to export wheat to Afghanistan and Lebanon under G2G agreement

India has announced that it is to export around one lakh tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan and Lebanon under the government to government (G2G) arrangement.

10 April 2020 Current Affairs:India has announced that it is to export around one lakh tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan and Lebanon under the government to government (G2G) arrangement. India is expecting a record wheat production of 106.21 million tonnes in 2020 against 2.61 million tonnes more than 2019 output.

Highlights:
♦ National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (Nafed) is to export 50,000 tonnes to Afghanistan and 40,000 tonnes to Lebanon through a diplomatic route.
♦ India has been producing more than 100 million tonnes in the past 3 years and there is surplus wheat in granaries to feed the country.
♦ Ministry of Agriculture is taking various measures to export surplus farm produce which can boost farmers' income.
♦ The Indian government has also been exporting wheat to African and Asian countries on the humanitarian ground under the G2G arrangement.