Afghanistan: Afghanistan in food crisis, India plan to send 50,000 tonnes of wheat

Afghanistan: Afghanistan in food crisis, India plan to send 50,000 tonnes of wheat
New Delhi: With AfghanistanThe country’s food crisis has pushed millions to the brink of starvation, and India is studying options to transport 50,000 metric tons of wheat and medical aid in the country.
Sending any food aid to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan required what the government described as a challenge to efficient logistics. India seeks direct and unhindered access to those dealing with humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and believes that only the United Nations is equipped to oversee as the foreign minister. S Jaishankar He said in a letter to the United Nations last month that the non-discriminatory distribution of humanitarian aid to all sectors of Afghan society. Indian aid will depend on whether this ‘enabling environment’ is created or not.
hey united nations world food program It said earlier this month that it is in touch with Indian authorities to buy wheat from India for Afghanistan. Last year, India transported 75,000 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan, but that was via the long, indirect route from the Chabahar port.
An alternative is being considered to transport wheat to Afghanistan by road across the Attari-Wagah border. Pakistan But it will be a complicated exercise, as Pakistan does not allow bilateral trade with India and Afghanistan on that border. Only Afghanistan is allowed to export products to India. However, India has learned to approach Pakistan on this issue. For such a proposal to materialize, the United Nations will have to play an important role in logistics.
In his G20 speech last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also called for immediate and unimpeded humanitarian aid to the Afghan people. India also said that regardless of India’s ties with the Taliban, its traditionally friendly relations with the Afghan people will continue to guide its approach to Afghanistan. Humanitarian aid, including food aid, will be one of the main focus areas of the international conference that India has proposed and called for in Delhi next month. RussiaChina and Pakistan, among other countries. TOI was the first to report on Saturday that India had proposed to hold a conference on Afghanistan.
India is a major wheat exporter to Afghanistan, supplying over 1 million metric tonnes in the last 10 years.
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