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60.03 lakh MT wheat procured in MP

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

About 60.03 lakh MT wheat has been procured so far in this season.

State Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa is seeking daily information about wheat procurement.

During review meetings through video-conferencing, he directed collectors to ensure smooth procurement work, an official release said today.

Wheat is being procured from farmers through 2,985 procurement centres. Farmers are being given Rs 150 per quintal bonus, apart from support price of Rs 1,400 per quintal.

So far, state Civil Supplies Corporation has procured 41.92 lakh MT and MARKFED 18.11 lakh MT wheat.

The procurement will continue till May 25, the release added.

First Published: Tue, May 13 2014. 12:49 IST