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Centre releases Rs 17,994 crore Cash Credit Limit for wheat procurement in Punjab

The central government has released an amount of Rs 17,994.21 crore towards Cash Credit Limit (CCL) for Punjab's Rabi (wheat) procurement, a state government spokesman said here on Thursday.

No role of middlemen in wheat procurement: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

No role of middlemen in wheat procurement: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Ruling out any role of middlemen in wheat procurement, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today asked peoples' representatives to help in monitoring wheat purchase centres which will go functional in the state from on Saturday.

Govt mulling duty on wheat import to protect farmers' interest

Govt mulling duty on wheat import to protect farmers' interest

Government is considering imposing import duty on wheat to protect farmers' interest, Agriculture Secretary said on Wednesday.

Wheat procurement falls to 21.73 mn tonne despite eased norms

The government has kept wheat procurement target of 30 MT for the current year, as against the actual procurement of 28 MT in the last year.

Wheat procurement may miss 30-mn tonnes target this year: Govt

Government's wheat procurement this year may fall short of the initial target of 30 million tonnes (MT) due to crop damage following a recent spell of unseasonal rains and hailstorms.

FCI to sell wheat in open market to non-procuring states in FY16

The government has decided to sell undisclosed quantity of FCI wheat in the open market throughout the year in 2015-16 fiscal to bulk consumers in non-wheat procuring states.

Modi govt pro-poor, farmers interests will be protected: Paswan

A delegation led by Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday took stock of crops damaged in Haryana by untimely rains and hailstorm.

Govt fixes wheat procurement target at 30 million tonnes

Government today fixed wheat procurement target at 30.05 million tonnes during the marketing year starting April as against 28 million tonnes purchased by FCI during this year.

Wheat procurement in Haryana reaches targeted level of 65 LT

Wheat procurement in Haryana has reached almost the targeted level of 65 lakh tonnes (LT) in the ongoing rabi marketing season.

Wheat procurement may slip below last year's 25 million tonnes level'

The overall wheat purchase is expected to be much lower than the target of 31 million tonnes set for the current year.

Govt raises wheat MSP by Rs 50 to Rs 1,400 per quintal

The government on Thursday raised the minimum support price (MSP) for wheat by Rs 50 to Rs 1,400 per quintal to encourage farmers to cover more area under the crop in the ongoing rabi season.

Wheat procurement by govt agencies to fall by 33%: Govt

Thomas said wheat procurement in the year beginning April 2013 will be 33 percent lower than last year.

Govt lowers wheat procurement target by 25% to 33 million tonnes

In view of higher output, government had pegged wheat procurement to be a record 44.12 MT in the current marketing year that started in April, as against 38.1 MT last year.

Pawar pitches for more FCI wheat export to ease storage crisis

Anticipating storage problems during the peak wheat procurement season, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Monday said there is scope for exporting more wheat from FCI godowns to clear space for new crop.

Govt's wheat procurement crosses 38 mln tons this year so far

Wheat procurement has crossed 38 million tonnes in the current marketing year so far as the government's wheat purchase drive is coming to close in the most of growing states.