New Delhi, April 15 (Delhi Crown): In a major development and good news for Indian farmers, Egypt, the country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, has approved India as one of its wheat suppliers.
Making the announcement on Friday, Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal hailed the country’s farmers in growing a bumper wheat crop this year ensuring large amounts of exports.
“Indian farmers are feeding the world. Egypt approves India as a wheat supplier. Modi Govt. steps in as world looks for reliable alternate sources for steady food supply. Our farmers have ensured our granaries overflow and we are ready to serve the world,” tweeted Goyal.
Earlier, a statement released by Egypt’s Agriculture Ministry announced India’s trust as a new facility for wheat import based on a report received by Dr. Ahmed Al-Atar, the head of the Egyptian Agricultural Quarantine.
A technical delegation of the Egypt’s Agriculture Ministry had recently travelled to India and witnessed various varieties of ready-to-harvest wheat crops here, particularly in Madya Pradesh and Punjab.
Egypt’s decision to allow Indian wheat imports is seen in light of the possible food crisis that looms large over the world amidst the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.