FCI procures 706,676 tonne wheat so far in three states.

FCI has procured 706,676 tonne wheat from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat so far, compared with 517,020 tonne procured in the year-ago period. FCI is procuring wheat from farmers at a minimum support price. Of the total purchases, 704,000 tonne was bought in Madhya Pradesh, about 1,998 tonne wheat was purchased in Rajasthan and 678 tonne in Gujarat. Procurement in other parts of the country starts on April 1 and FCI will open about 10,000 centres across the country. Govt plans to procure 33 million tonne wheat, up from 22.9 million tonne purchased last year.