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Two consecutive droughts and untimely rains last year have cut India’s farm output, pushing many farmers to destitution. Lower prices in local markets and a rout in global commodities have aggravated their woes. As a result, India has resumed importing corn after a gap of 16 years. New Delhi now looks likely to import more food in the months to come, traders say.

Here are some facts about imports and exports of key farm products:

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