Costly wheat and the cloud over our daily bread
SummaryAccording to official figures, daily retail wheat flour prices as on 1 February were 22% higher year-on-year, while wholesale prices were a staggering 31% higher
Wheat prices have stayed stubbornly high in India, despite several steps by the government including an export ban last year and a recent announcement of open market sales. In a pre-poll year, the size of the winter harvest, beginning April, will be critical. Mint takes a close look.