New Delhi: India ranks among the world's largest wheat producer countries. After the Green Revolution, wheat production in India increased tremendously. As a result, India became a self-sufficient country and began exporting. But due to lack of quality, it does not survive in the international market. The protein content in domestic wheat species is not increasing. That is why despite strong yields, the export demand for domestic wheat is not growing in the international market.
An international conference to be held this month will discuss the issue of wheat quality, challenges of climate change and the outbreak of diseases. Four hundred and a half species of wheat have been developed since the Green Revolution in the 1960s-70s, but the protein content in domestic wheat has not touched the 12 per cent limit. Due to non-conformity of global standards, export demand for domestic wheat is non-existent. Except for some Asian and African countries, there is no demand for Indian wheat in any country.
According to Professor Ramesh Kumar Singh, a scientist known in the agronomic field of the Agricultural Institute of BHU, the 'International Wheat and Barley Research Workers' Conference' to be held in Indore in the last week of August will have serious discussions on all these concerns. There will be a number of other issues to be discussed along with increasing the protein content in domestic wheat. The conference will discuss efforts to increase the productivity of wheat and improve its quality among limited natural resources. The protein content in most species has been found to be declining by 12 per cent. Efforts are on to increase it.
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