Uttar Pradesh clocks 100% rise in wheat procurement at 3 million tonnes

Uttar Pradesh eyeing 5 MT of wheat procurement, corresponding to 16% of India target

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Wheat procurement by government agencies in Uttar Pradesh continues on a brisk pace with the state so far clocking 100 per cent increase in total purchases at about 3 million tonnes (MT) compared to the previous year. Total wheat procurement in Uttar Pradesh had stood at around 1.6 MT during the same period in 2017. This year, the Yogi Adityanath government is targeting wheat procurement of 5 MT, which corresponds to almost 16 per cent of the country’s wheat procurement target of 32 MT set for the current rabi marketing season. Last year, the state could procure only ...