The authorities has procured 18.46 million tonnes of wheat at a MSP worth of Rs 37,192.07 crore so far in the continued 2022-23 rabi advertising year, benefitting 17.50 lakh farmers, the Food Ministry stated on Monday.
Total wheat purchases made by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state businesses are, nonetheless, a lot decrease than the year-ago interval.
The rabi advertising year 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 in the earlier advertising year.
According to 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 May 29 of the present advertising year.
About 3,343 tonnes of wheat have been procured in Bihar, 3,221 tonnes in Chandigarh, 1,982 tonnes in Uttrakhand, 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 year from the sooner 444 lakh tonnes attributable to a fall in wheat output and elevated exports.
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