Wheat Procurement Target Fixed at 33 mt
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.