The procurement of wheat during the rabi marketing season (RMS) 2023-24 has commenced on a “good note”, the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said on Tuesday.
In a statement, the ministry said, “Procurement of Wheat for RMS 2023-24 has commenced in the country and a quantity of 10,727 metric tonnes of wheat has been procured up to 27.03.2023 as compared to nil procurement last year.”
According to the ministry, this quantity has been procured in the state of Madhya Pradesh in the areas of Ujjain, Dewas, Indore, Shajapur and Sehore.
“As against about 18 lakh farmers who participated in public procurement operation last year to sell their produce to government agencies, more than 31 lakh farmers have already registered themselves this year for participation in public procurement operations of wheat,” the statement said.
The statement added, “These are good signs for healthy procurement of wheat this year.”
As per the statement, 341.50 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been estimated for procurement during RMS 2023-24 as against 187.92 LMT wheat procured during RMS 2022-23.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 2 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 4 OMG 2 box office collection day 4: Pankaj Tripathi-Akshay Kumar film delivers better Monday than opening Friday, earns Rs 55.1 cr 5 Jailer box office collection Day 5: Rajinikanth film set to cross Rs 350-crore mark worldwide on Independence Day
“Based on the information furnished by the state governments, state-wise procurement estimates have been finalised in the state food secretaries meeting held on 1 March, 2023,” the statement said.Advertisement
The statement further said that the recent rains have not “adversely” impacted the production of wheat.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
“As per the Second Advance Estimates published by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, 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,” it said.