Wheat Pro­cure­ment Tar­get Fixed at 33 mt

The Economic Times - - Economy: Macro, Micro & More -

The gov­ern­ment on Wed­nes­day fixed wheat pro­cure­ment tar­get at 33 mil­lion tonnes dur­ing the mar­ket­ing year start­ing April against 22.96 mt pur­chased by FCI this year. The tar­get was fixed in the meet­ing of state food sec­re­taries held here. It was chaired by food sec­re­tary Preeti Su­dan, said a state­ment is­sued by the food min­istry. “In con­sul­ta­tion with the states, it was de­cided to pro­cure 33 mt wheat dur­ing 2017-18 rabi mar­ket­ing sea­son, which is con­sid­er­ably more in com­par­i­son with the last sea­son ac­tual pro­cure­ment of 22.96 mt,” it said.

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