The ministry's scientific commission said in a statement released in Buenos Aires that it had approved a drought-resistant variety of wheat in the world's fourth-largest exporter of the crop.
The MSP situation for farmers in UP looks grim.
Government procurement centres are established in farmlands. Photographs of wheat lying in the open amid rains surfaced from across the state on Thursday.
A drop in output could lift local wheat prices and force the world's second-biggest producer to reduce import taxes on the grain to augment supply.
Jalandhar and Cotton Belt of Mansa, Bathinda have suffered damage due to rain. Standing crop in these areas has flattened due to hail storm, winds accompanying the rain.