Indian government permits 32,094 ton wheat export to Maldives

The Indian government has announced the export of 32,094 tonnes of wheat flour to Maldives in 2011-2012, under the bilateral trade pact between the two countries.

India has banned the export of wheat and wheat products to most countries, but allows limited shipments for diplomatic reasons.

The Maldives imports nearly all its food, apart from local staples such as tuna.