Government revises wheat procurement target as most producing states create
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NEW DELHI: The authorities has revised the present wheat procurement goal to 433 lakh tonnes, a rise of six lakh tonnes, as virtually each state is reporting the highest-ever procurement. Last yr the whole procurement of wheat through the Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) was 390 lakh tonnes. Till Wednesday the procurement stood at 411 lakh tonnes.
According to the food ministry, Bihar has procured 1.9 lakh tonnes of wheat to this point in comparison with final yr’s determine of four,198 tonnes and has revised the estimate to obtain six lakh tonnes, a six-fold improve from the sooner estimate. The procurement in Uttar Pradesh is 41.9 lakh tonnes in opposition to 24.eight lakh tonnes final yr. Even in Jammu and Kashmir, the procurement to this point has touched 17,929 tonnes in comparison with barely 11 tonnes final yr. In Delhi, the procurement has jumped to five,955 tonnes from barely 28 tonnes. Punjab and Haryana, the 2 largest wheat producing states have surpassed this yr’s goal.
The procurement in Madhya Pradesh can be set to surpass the final yr’s procurement determine within the subsequent couple of days, sources stated.
Union meals secretary Sudhanshu Pandey instructed reporters that the federal government has made enough preparations for secure storage of the meals grains. He stated barring barely three.5% of its whole procured grain, the remainder is stored in scientific storage. The remaining, which are actually solely in Punjab and Haryana, might be transferred to scientific storage locations by July.
Pandey stated about 44.43 lakh farmers have benefited from the continued RMS procurement operations with an MSP worth of Rs 81,196 crore, out of which an quantity of Rs 76,056 crore has been transferred to farmers throughout the nation. About Rs 26,104 crore in Punjab and about Rs 16,706 crore in Haryana has been transferred immediately into farmers’ accounts.

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