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Wheat Board of India

 

Source: TH

 Context: Cereal Experts from India, Australia, and Canada have proposed the establishment of the Wheat Board of India, a comprehensive organization to ensure food and nutrition security through wheat for the growing population.

The experts were attending two-day international milling and baking technical conference that concluded in Guwahati. The event was organised by the Wheat Products Promotion Society (WPPS), a 33-year-old non-profit organisation.

 

Need:

  • To simplify regulatory compliance: The board would address end-to-end compliance at both the Central and State government levels, covering production, storage, processing, and utilization of wh
  • To modernize wheat production and processing: The experts emphasized the importance of biofortified wheat varieties to meet nutritional needs, modernizing wheat storage and handling to reduce post-harvest losses, and promoting sustainable processing technologies.
  • For the development of climate-resilient wheat varieties and improved milling technologies for higher recovery of milling streams.