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Wheat procurement across the country has declined by 69 per cent so far this year at 38.38 lakh tonnes as arrivals have not yet picked up in the major producing states of Punjab and Haryana. Food Corporation of India (FCI) had procured 123.62 lakh to…

Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh (UP) have piled up cane price arrears of nearly Rs 830 crore for the current 2010-11 season (October-September). Official data from the Cane Commissioner’s Office in Lucknow show that as on March 15, private and cooperativ…

Procurement of rice has dropped by 1 per cent to 25.68 million tonnes (MT) so far in 2010—11 marketing season that started in October last year as compared to the corresponding period an year ago.

Food Corporation of India (FCI) had procured…

Wheat procurement in Punjab, a major producer, has reached just 6.05 lakh tonne which is 90 per cent down compared to the corresponding period of last season.Government agencies and private millers procured 6.05 lakh tonnes so far in the ongoing rabi …

The Election Commission has given green signal to the government’s decision to give Rs 50 per quintal bonus to wheat farmers over and above the support price of Rs 1,120 per quintal for this year. “The file has come from the Election Comm…

Allaying fears that the recent rains may damage wheat crop, the Government has said the recent downpours in North India will not affect productivity and output.

“Recent rains will not adversely impact wheat productivity and production,”…