With the WTO chief sitting next to him in the panel, Goyal said India traditionally has never been an exporter of grains and was rather importing initially, till the Green Revolution happened.
The minister said that India "never-ever" was a traditional player in the international wheat market.
Yadav also accused the Narendra Modi-led government of going back on its promise for a committee on the minimum support price issue and to withdraw cases against farmers.
The wheat procurement target has been revised downward to 195 lakh tonnes for the current year from the earlier 444 lakh tonnes due to a fall in wheat output and increased exports.
Even the gross value added (GVA) at basic prices (at constant 2011-12 prices) in Q4 FY2022 seems to have eased to 2.7 per cent from 4.7 per cent in Q3 FY2022, it said.
The Indian government has revised its estimates for wheat production by 5.4 per cent to 105 million tonnes for the crop year ending June 2022, given lower yields amid higher temperatures.
India is the world's second-biggest wheat producer, but the government -- itself the country's biggest buyer of the crop -- said it chose to protect food security for its mammoth population.
Centre clarifies that shipment of consignments registered with customs authorities before the ban will be allowed
On May 13, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) issued a notification banning exports of wheat with immediate effect to control price rise.
India, the world's second-biggest wheat producer, has banned wheat exports in a bid to check high domestic prices amid concerns of wheat output being hit by scorching heat waves.
Last week, the Indian government amended the export policy of wheat by putting its export under the "prohibited" category.
They also slammed the Centre for not announcing a bonus of Rs 500 per quintal of wheat, as demanded by them to compensate the drop in the yield on account of shrivelled grains due to intense heat wave
He also argued that due to the economic policies of the Modi government, there was a complete breakdown of trust between states and the Centre.
Amid concerns of lower-thanexpected production, the government on Saturday announced a total ban on wheat export with immediate effect.
Centre allows 18 percent relaxation for shrivelled wheat from Punjab & Haryana; but procurement over
But interestingly the procurement in both states is over.