NEW YORK, N.Y.: The government of India is to import 2 million tons of wheat to India during 1988 -1989 at a cost of approximately 400 corers of rupees.

The deal was contracted in April and the Indian authorities have stated that the wheat is needed for replenishing the buffer stocks which were depleted in the last year’s drought.

Analysts point out that India had achieved self-sufficiency following the “green revolution” in the Punjab and other places and such a large import shows the countries increasing neglect of food growing regions like Punjab.

Article extracted from this publication >> September 2, 1988