News Karnataka
Wednesday, September 27 2023
Business News

Approx 11K MT wheat procured in current Rabi season: FCI chief

Approx 11K MT wheat procured in current Rabi season: FCI chief
Photo Credit : IANS

New Delhi: Procurement of wheat for Rabi marketing season 2023-24 has been to the tune of 10,727 metric tonnes till March 27 as compared to nil procurement last year.

Food Corporation of India (FCI) chairman Ashok Meena told media persons on Tuesday that wheat has been procured from Madhya Pradesh in Ujjain, Dewas, Indore, Shajapur and Sehore among others.

It is also worthwhile to note that the total procurement last year during March itself was around 10,000 metric tonnes only, whereas this year this figure has already been crossed on March 27, 2023, he informed further.

A quantity of 341.50 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been estimated for procurement during the Rabi marketing season 2023-24 as against 187.92 lakh metric tonnes of wheat actually procured during the last Rabi season of 2022-23, Meena said.

As per the second advance estimate published by the agriculture ministry, the estimated production of wheat is around 1,121 lakh metric tonnes this season.

As per the latest reports from field offices of FCI, the recent rains have not impacted adversely on the production of wheat, Meena informed mediapersons.

“As against about 18 lakh farmers actually participating in public procurement operation last year for selling their produce to government agencies, more than 31 lakh farmers have already registered themselves this year for participation in public procurement operations of wheat. These are good signs for healthy procurement of wheat this year,” Meena said.

Read more:

Centre asks,UTs and FCI to continue wheat procurement

470L farmers benefited from wheat, rice procurement by FCI in 3 yrs

Wheat procurement at all time high, paddy procurement on

Wheat procurement in full swing, farmers getting MSP in their bank accounts: Food Sec

Despite lockdown, wheat procurement surpasses last year’s figures

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Editor's Pick

Find the best odds at 10Cric and IPL Betting 2023! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp