Wheat is the main cereal crop in India. The total area under the crop is about 29.8 million hectares in the country. India stands at 2nd position in wheat production in the world and in the year 2013-2014, wheat production crossed the mark of 95 Million Tonnes.
Indian wheat is largely a soft/medium hard, with medium protein somewhat similar to U.S. hard white wheat. Wheat grown in central and western India is typically hard, with high protein and high gluten content.
Wheat is an important Rabi Crop, which is grown between September and December and harvested between February and May.