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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.

Haryana meets 98 percent wheat procurement target this season

 Haryana has achieved about 98 per cent wheat procurement target with purchase reaching 63.85 lakh tonnes in the ongoing rabi marketing season in the state.

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.

Members in Lok Sabha for speedy aid, loan waiver to help farmers

Cutting across party lines, members in the Lok Sabha on Friday voiced concern over losses caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorms to the farm sector and demanded expeditious assistance to farmers in distress and a loan waiver scheme to help them.

Centre ready to relax quality norms for wheat procurement

The Centre on Tuesday said it is ready to relax quality norms for procurement of wheat from farmers in view of crops being affected by the unseasonal rains and hailstorms in various parts of the country.

Sonia writes to Paswan over crop damage, seeks relaxation of norms for wheat procurement

With unseasonal rains and hailstorms causing widespread damage to standing crops across several states, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan seeking relaxation in guidelines for procurement of wheat.

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.

47.83 lakh tonnes of wheat arrives in Haryana

As much as 47.83 lakh tonnes of wheat has so far arrived in the mandis of Haryana during the current procurement season.

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.

BJP, Cong in war of words over wheat procurement

Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh, has charged the state government with making false claims about various issues related to wheat purchase.

Digvijay seeks probe by Centre into wheat purchase

Digvijay Singh has urged K V Thomas to set up a Central team to look into various allegations about wheat procurement by MP govt.