Food Inflation: The government has once again clarified the situation regarding the export ban on wheat, rice and sugar. Union Minister Piyush Goyal (Piyush Goyal) clearly said that the ban on export of these food items will not be lifted for the time being. The Central Government is not considering any such proposal. He also said that there is sufficient availability of wheat and sugar in the country. There will be no need for its import.
Piyush Goyal said that the country does not need to import these things
< span style="font-weight: 400;">Piyush Goyal, while talking to journalists, said that the Central Government does not have any proposal in which there is talk of removing the export ban. Due to domestic demand, export of wheat, rice and sugar was banned. He told that we have their availability in sufficient quantity. We do not even need to import them to meet our domestic needs.
Steps were taken to control inflation
India had banned the export of wheat in May 2022. After this, export of non-Basmati rice was banned in July 2023. Apart from this, sugar export was also banned in October 2023. The central government had taken these steps to control the rising inflation in the country. Apart from this, Bharat Atta and Bharat Dal were also made available in the market at cheaper prices.
Rice sent to Indonesia, Senegal and Gambia
Piyush Goyal said that despite the ban on exports, India has provided rice to its friendly countries Indonesia, Senegal and Gambia. He said that there is a possibility of increase in their prices as soon as the ban on export is lifted. The government is purchasing onion in abundance for farmers at the rate of Rs 19 to 23 per kg. After the increase in onion prices, its export was completely banned. Retail inflation has reached a 4-month high of 5.69 percent in December 2023.
Impact of less rain on the production of wheat, rice and sugarcane< /h3>
Due to uneven rainfall, the production of wheat, rice and sugarcane has been adversely affected. Due to this, flour, rice and sugar started becoming expensive. To be held this year Due to the Lok Sabha elections, the government immediately stopped the export of these things so that the availability of these things could be increased in the domestic market. However, this decision of the government is expected to have a negative impact on exports.
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