Purchase of wheat in Punjab rescheduled from April 10 to higher COVID-19 cases, crop ripening late

Wheat is a large rabbi crop (planted in winter). Harvest begins from March until the end but increases in April.

The institute estimates that wheat purchases will increase by 9.56 percent to 427.36 lakh during the 2021-22 rabies marketing period. For this, 130 lakh tonnes will be obtained from the Punjab.

“The Punjab Government’s request to reschedule the procurement period for the 2021-22 marketing year, due to the ripening of the crop and the increase in COVID-19 cases in the province, has been considered,” the Food Ministry said. statement.

The federal government has accepted the government’s request to reschedule the procurement of wheat in the Punjab from April 10 to May 31 instead of April 1 to May 25, it said.

The purchase of wheat is made by the state-owned food agency Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state-owned enterprises that provide goods at a lower support price.

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