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India to See Record Wheat Crop
Thu Jan 23, 2014 05:20 PM CST

NEW DELHI (Dow Jones) -- India may be heading for a record wheat output this year with a prolonged spell of chilly weather interspersed with rains over the northern breadbasket region brightening the crop outlook, a senior government official said Thursday.

A bumper wheat crop will aid the government's plan to roll out a food security law that will provide nearly-free grains to around 70% of the people.

Wheat output abounds in cool weather and that's why farmers plant the crop in the winter months of October-November and harvest it in early summer, between March and April.

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