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Wheat area rises as markets await Centre's approval for open sales

This is 12 per cent more than the normal area and among the highest in recent years. Normal area is the average area of the last five years

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The wheat crop sown early will start hitting the market in late February in Gujarat

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
As owners of flour mills await the Centre’s decision to liquidate part of its wheat inventories to cool atta (flour) prices, crop sowing for the marketing season that will start from April reached a new high of 34.11 million hectares during the week ended January 20.
 
This is 12 per cent more than the normal area and among the highest in recent years.
 
The normal area is the average of the previous five years.
 
But, compared to 2022, wheat acreage is just 0.38 per cent higher.
 
With the sowing of rabi crops almost over in most

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First Published: Jan 20 2023 | 9:13 PM IST

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