Procurement of wheat from Punjab
and Haryana, the bread baskets of the country, has come down
by 4.02% and 7.04% respectively in the ongoing
rabi marketing season (from April to Sept), due to the
heat-induced fall in yield.
The BSE benchmark Sensex Thursday dipped below 16,000 points level, the lowest in nearly two months, by losing about 290 points in opening trade as fgn funds took to frantic selling triggered by a meltdown in the global markets.