The parliamentary standing committee on food ministry on Wednesday sought to reduce dependence on private sector in importing wheat and suggested the grain to be imported directly under “government to government” arrangements to ensure sufficient reserve.
“The committee urged the ministry to take steps to reduce dependence on wheat import by boosting up the government-to-government import,” said a parliamentary secretariat statement that was issued after a meeting of the committee.
A parliamentary secretariat official who was familiar with meeting that the committee particularly reviewed prospect of wheat imports from Russia and Ukraine on g-to-g basis.
The meeting also recommended introduction of e-tendering system …read more
Source: New Age