Agri Buzz: Wheat Procurement Spurts Nearly 12.5% Over Year

The Government has stepped up the procurement of wheat following the increasing arrivals. Total purchases of the cereal, so far in the 2018-19 marketing season, have exceeded 27 million tonnes (mt), an increase of around 12.5% over the corresponding period last year, according to the Union Food Ministry. The Centre is targeting a procurement of 32 mt in the current year, higher than last years 30.82 mt.