Government has said that 17 per cent more wheat has been procured during current Rabi Marketing Season in comparison to corresponding period last year.
Consumer Affairs Ministry said, a quantity of over 382 lakh tonnes of Wheat has been procured against the last year corresponding purchase of 324 lakh tonnes.
The Ministry said, about 39 lakh 55 thousand farmers have already been benefitted from the ongoing procurement operations with MSP value of over Rs. 75,514 Crore.
It said, procurement of Wheat is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.