A Ministry of Food note said that four ships are offloading .155 million metric tons (mmt) of wheat at Chennai, Cochin, and Vizag ports out of which 78,380 mt has already been distributed. An additional 6 ships have arrived with .325 mmt of wheat and are being fumigated, quality checked, and berthed.
An additional 9 ships have set sail to India carrying .48mmt of wheat and 8 are scheduled to arrive by September end and another by October 9, 2006 . In April-May 2006, only 2 ships had delivered 92,000 mt and since then 11 ships with a total quantity of .562mmt have been offloaded.
Mainly agricultural India had ordered 2.83 mmt of wheat in controversial circumstances and terms.