India Wheat procurement crosses 30 million tonnes; UP buys one-tenth.

FCI and state government agencies has crossed 30 million tonnes (MT) during the current rabi marketing season. This is seven MT more than the total quantity of grain purchased during the same period previous year. While Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh have procured almost three-fourth of the total stock, Uttar Pradesh has made remarkable improvement. Till Monday, UP procured little over three million tonnes against only eight lakh tonnes during the corresponding period during last year.