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Wheat export ban in effect as India faces heatwave

Sajjad Hussain, AFP

Posted at May 19 2022 06:31 PM

India bans wheat export amid heatwave

A worker loads a sack of wheat on a freight train at Chawa Pail railway station in Khanna, Punjab state on Thursday. India, the world's second-largest producer of wheat, on May 14 announced it would ban exports without special authorization from the government in the face of falling production caused primarily by an extreme heatwave.