Flour shortage due to Indian ban of wheat exports hits chewy chapati eating Punjabis in Singapore

Updated: Sep 27 2022 10:32AM

Singapore, Sept 27 (PTI) India’s ban on wheat exports since May has hit Singapore eateries serving soft chewy chapati, mostly for Punjabis, as the cost has gone up by three times on imports of the similar in quality staple north Indian basic food material from other countries amidst the war in Ukraine, according to a media report on Tuesday.

Supermarket chain FairPrice said the supply of wheat flour had been low due to increased demand in the past few weeks, possibly due to the wheat and flour ban from India.

FairPrice’s suppliers are sourcing wheat flour from various countries like Sri Lanka, Australia, Canada, and the United States, according to a report by The Straits Times.