The Foods Corporation of India and State procurement organizations have procured almost 39.1 million tonnes (mt) of wheat, thirteen per cent more than about 34.5 mt procured through the exact interval previous 12 months from farmers in twelve States and Union Territories, an formal assertion claimed on Tuesday.

The government has established a wheat procurement target of forty two.7 mt for the recent 12 months and procurement is however on in numerous States. The assertion claimed as numerous as 40.81 lakh farmers have benefited through the recent rabi promoting time with government organizations procuring wheat worthy of about ₹77,a hundred and sixty crore.

Likewise, about seventy seven.3 mt of paddy, at a value of ₹1,45,928 crore, has been procured until date — up sixty lt more than past 12 months.