Wheat procurement crosses 15 million tonne mark
New Delhi, May 2 : The government agencies have procured over 15 million tonne wheat yesterday as compared to 8.24 million tonne on the same day last year.
As per data collected by the Department of Food and Public Distribution, agencies have procured 15.42 million tonne wheat on May 1.
Punjab has contributed 8.29 million tonne, Haryana 4.65 million tonne, Madhya Pradesh 950,000 tonne, Uttar Pradesh 820,000 tonne and Rajasthan 550,000 tonne and Gujarat 110,000 tonne.
Other States where procurement of wheat has taken place include Bihar, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and Delhi.
The pace of procurement in the current season is also faster as compared to that in the last season, according to government release.
Story first published: Friday, May 2, 2008, 21:28 [IST]