Shrivelled Wheat

  • IASbaba
  • May 16, 2022
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In News: The Centre announced a major relaxation in the Fair and Average Quality (FAQ) norms of wheat by raising the maximum permissible limit of “shriveled and broken grains” to 18 percent from the existing 6 percent.

  • The move is aimed at providing relief to Punjab and Haryana farmers during the ongoing rabi marketing season.
  • The move comes after the two states wrote to the Centre, seeking relaxation in the Uniform Specifications of Wheat for RMS 2022-23.
  • The emergence of shrivelled grains is a natural phenomenon appearing as a result of extreme heat wave that enveloped the northern part of the country in March.

Source: Indian Express


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