India govt extends FY18 wheat buys in Rajasthan till Jun 30.

Wheat procurement in Rajasthan has been extended by a fortnight and will now continue till Jun 30. So far, the government has purchased 1.21 million tonne wheat in the state for the 2017-18 marketing year (Apr-Mar), nearly 60% higher than a year ago. Government may purchase 1.25 million tonne from the state by the time the procurement ends. Overall, the government has so far purchased 30.5 million tonne wheat across the country, up 32.8% from a year ago.