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Wheat Imports: Food Security or Politics?

While the government may have defended its decision to import wheat in the interests of ensuring food security, this is belied by existing ground realities and in policy contradictions. Imports have been sanctioned, for instance, while private traders procure domestic output for export. More importantly, India's history of wheat imports has been guided more by political considerations than by food security concerns.

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