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Marginal impact of untimely rains on wheat crop, say top officials

FCI says on track to achieve FY24 procurement target; no lifting of export ban

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi

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There has not been a large impact of untimely rain and hailstorm so far in several major wheat-growing areas, and those might have damaged around 3 per cent of the standing crop -- not enough to make a big dent in the expected 112 million tonnes of production in FY24, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Relentless rain pounded most North Indian states all through March.

Separately, the chairman of Food Corporation of India (FCI), Ashok K Meena, told reporters the agency was on track to achieve the targeted 34 million tonnes of procurement in FY24 on the back

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First Published: Mar 28 2023 | 9:42 PM IST

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