Crop Biotech Update

India Aims to Achieve Higher Production of Wheat

March 30, 2012

India is the second largest producer of wheat in the world at an estimated record harvest of more than 87 million tons in 2010-2011 and a record production of 88.31 million tons during 2011-2012. The country has strong wheat research and development network and collaborates with international organizations such as CIMMYT, Mexico; ICARDA, Syria; and ACIAR, Australia.

The developed technologies are tested in Indian conditions and are adopted in the different regions of the country. According to Shri Sharad Pawar, Minister of Agriculture and Food of India, through these various collaborations and testing, India hopes to achieve higher production and productivity in wheat in the years to come to meet the growing demand of food grains.

See the news release at http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=81721