Authorities’s wheat procurement down at 184.58 lakh tonnes thus far


The federal government has procured 184.58 lakh tonnes of wheat at a MSP worth of Rs 37,192.07 crore thus far within the ongoing 2022-23 rabi advertising and marketing 12 months, benefitting 17.50 lakh farmers, the Meals Ministry mentioned on Monday. Complete wheat purchases made by the Meals Company of India (FCI) and state businesses are, nonetheless, a lot decrease than the year-ago interval.

The rabi advertising and marketing 12 months runs from April to March however the bulk of procurement ends by June. An all-time excessive of 433.44 lakh tonnes of wheat was procured within the earlier advertising and marketing 12 months.

In accordance with the ministry, 96.16 lakh tonnes of wheat have been procured in Punjab, 44.45 lakh tonnes in Madhya Pradesh, 40.97 lakh tonnes in Haryana, 2.84 lakh tonnes in Uttar Pradesh until Might 29 of the present advertising and marketing 12 months.

About 3,343 tonnes of wheat have been procured in Bihar, 3,221 tonnes in Chandigarh, 1,982 tonnes in Uttarakhand, and 1,685 tonnes in Rajasthan, whereas one tonne in Delhi in the course of the comparable interval.

The wheat procurement goal has been revised downward to 195 lakh tonnes for the present 12 months from the sooner 444 lakh tonnes on account of a fall in wheat output and elevated exports.

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