wheat procurement: Authorities’s wheat procurement down by 53% to 182 lakh tonnes in 2022-23


The federal government’s wheat procurement fell by 53 per cent to 182 lakh tonnes thus far within the present 2022-23 advertising 12 months in comparison with the year-ago interval on aggressive shopping for by non-public gamers for export functions, in line with official sources. The rabi advertising 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 12 months.

State-owned Meals Company of India (FCI) and state companies undertake procurement on the minimal assist worth to fulfill the requirement beneath the general public distribution system (PDS) and different welfare schemes.

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

In accordance with official sources, wheat procurement by authorities companies remained decrease in all key rising states of Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

The federal government’s wheat procurement declined to 96 lakh tonnes thus far within the 2022-23 advertising 12 months, when put next with 132 lakh tonnes within the year-ago interval.

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Equally, wheat procurement in Haryana declined to 40 lakh tonnes from 84 lakh tonnes, whereas that of Madhya Pradesh dropped to 42 lakh tonnes from 118 lakh tonnes in the course of the comparable interval.

In Uttar Pradesh, wheat procurement fell sharply to 2.64 lakh tonnes within the 2022-23 advertising 12 months in opposition to 33 lakh tonnes within the year-ago interval.

Within the case of Rajasthan, procurement was simply 1,010 tonnes in comparison with 16 lakh tonnes within the comparable interval, the sources added.

Sources attributed the sharp decline within the authorities’s procurement to aggressive shopping for by non-public gamers for export functions.

On Might 13, the federal government banned wheat exports to regulate worth rise.

Wheat manufacturing is estimated to say no to 106.41 million tonnes within the 2021-22 crop 12 months (July-June) from a file 109.59 million tonnes within the earlier 12 months, as per the third estimate of the Agriculture Ministry.

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