• Indian Milling Wheat
Test Weight : 78 kg/hl min
Protein : 11.5pct min (on dry basic)
Moisture : 12.5 pct max
Foreign Matter : 0.5% max
Gluten : 26-27 % min
Other Food Grains : 1%
Falling Number : 300 secs min
Damaged /Discoloured : max 1.5%
Shriveled/Shrunken/Broken Kernel :max 3%
• Indian Feed Wheat
Test Weight : 72kg/hl min.
Moisture : 13% max
Protein : 11% min
(on dry basis)
Vomitoxin : 2 ppm max
Foreign Matter : 2.5% max
Shriveled/Shrunken/Broken : 3% max(basic 2mm sieve)
Other Food Grains :1.5% max
Weevil/Bored : 7% max
Damaged :10% max
Black Kernels : 5% max
Wheat is the largest produced grain on the planet Earth
and is also a staple food for people in almost all parts
of the world. India has become the second largest producer
of wheat, next to china with a dramatic rise in yields after
green revolution. However, the wheat situation in India
is deficient and was seen importing wheat to an extent of
about 5.5 million tonnes in the current year.
This has apparently pushed wheat prices to a significantly
higher level than the previous year and the government has
raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat by Rs 100
to Rs 750 per quintal. Encouraged by the high prices, the
acreage and subsequently output of wheat, is expected to
Wheat is grown as an exclusive winter crop in India mostly
grown in northern parts as it requires cool temperatures
for flowering and grain formation. Major producing states
are Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
and Bihar accounting for about 85 per cent of total cultivated
Table 1: Sowing progress as on 24th Nov
||Per cent to
|Total Area Sown
| Uttar Pradesh
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, GoI.
Uttar Pradesh, the largest wheat cultivating
state, sowings have been taken up on time and progressed
well so far. The acreage is expected to reach the set target
of 93 lakh hectares in view of the favourable weather conditions.
In Punjab and Haryana
sowing in majority of the areas has been completed. The
productivity of wheat in these states is the highest of
all in the country at about 4 tonnes per hectare and much
higher than the average all India productivity of 2.6 tonne
/ hectare. However, the acreage in these states is likely
to remain at the last year's level as there is limited scope
for its expansion.
Wheat acreage in Madhya Pradesh has already posted a significant
growth and in other states like Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra
too has progressed well.
Acreage in the other states is expected to rise significantly
as wheat cultivation has got momentum from growing demand
and rise in prices. Timely sowing may enhance growth and
increase the yields.
Wheat acreage has posted a marked increase and is expected
to exceed the previous year's acreage particularly in UP,
MP and Gujarat. Considering this, wheat output is expected
to increase significantly in the current year. However,
the realization of output is thoroughly affected by the
weather conditions during the crop growth particularly in
the grain formation and maturity stages.
Wheat is available in both Jute and PP bags and as loose
We deal in both containers and bulk shipments.