In the face of rising global wheat prices, Bangladesh has asked India to import 10 lakh tons.
According to a top food ministry official, a letter was recently sent to India requesting that it export 10 lakh tons of wheat to Bangladesh, but no response has yet been received. Furthermore, Livemint.com, an Indian business website, reported on Monday, citing a government official, that at least five countries, including Bangladesh, have asked India to lift its ban on wheat exports. According to the business website, the four other countries are Indonesia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. According to official data, Bangladesh imported wheat worth $1.8 billion from Russia and $610.80 million from India in 2020.
India has surpassed Russia as the largest exporter in the current fiscal year (FY’22), accounting for 66 per cent of Bangladesh’s total wheat imports.