Turkey rejects Indian wheat consignment

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Turkish authorities refused permission to an Indian wheat consignment due to phytosanitary concerns.

  • With the return of this 15 million ton wheat consignment, the difficulties of the traders of India have increased.

  • Turkey is facing a severe wheat crisis.

  • The government of Turkey is exploring options to buy wheat from abroad.

  • Keeping in view the domestic demand, India has decided to ban the export of private wheat.

  • However, 12 countries have requested India for help.

  • Despite the export ban, India sent a consignment of 60,000 tonnes of wheat to Egypt.

  • Why Turkey rejected India's wheat consignment?

  • Turkey claims that Rubella virus has been found in these wheat.

  • Despite the wheat crisis in the country as a result of the Russia-Ukraine War, Turkey returned the consignment of Indian wheat.

  • There is a problem of phytosanitary in the wheat of the consignment. 

  • Phytosanitary means a certificate issued by a competent government authority indicating that the particular material or shipment is free from harmful pests and diseases.

  • What is Rubella disease in humans?

  • Rubella is an infectious disease caused by a virus.

  • Rubella is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes small droplets filled with germs into the air and on surfaces.

  • Symptoms may include fever, sore throat and rash on the face and rash that spreads to the rest of the body.

  • Until the 1960s, Rubella was a common childhood infection.

  • After the MMR vaccine came to the market, the virus stopped spreading in the United States around 2004.

  • The virus is still present in Asia, Africa and other parts of the world.

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