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Wheat purchases sufficient for food security needs but may miss target: Data

Govt procures enough wheat for food security, but may fall short of target due to farmer stockholding. Surplus stocks help stabilize prices in case of inflation.

Wheat purchases sufficient for food security needs but may miss target: Data
Updated on May 26, 2024 06:00 AM IST

At 127.6 lakh tonnes, wheat arrivals in Punjab mandis surpass last yr’s procurement figures

Last year, on the corresponding day, the total arrival had stood at 123.20 lakh tonnes. This time, the state is expecting a bumper crop with the total production expected to touch 175 lakh tonnes.

The procurement season in Punjab started late this year due to late harvesting. (HT File)
Updated on May 10, 2024 06:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Sharp fall in agri exports prompts govt to push perishables

India's agricultural exports fell 9% in 2023-24 due to bans on staples. To offset, officials plan to boost perishables and fruits exports, targeting new markets and sea routes.

The government has identified 20 such agricultural produce and products with high export potential in markets. (PTI)
Updated on May 04, 2024 04:29 PM IST

Ludhiana miscreants make away with truck loaded with 250 quintals of wheat

Five miscreants stole a truck with 250 quintals of wheat in Jodhan. Police investigating after lodging FIR; suspects caught on CCTV driving truck away. Wheat worth ₹6 lakh.

The car of the accused was also captured on camera escorting the truck. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2024 05:48 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

India unlikely to lift ban on export of food items

India is unlikely to lift its ban on food exports, including wheat, due to concerns of food inflation and prioritizing domestic consumption.

Despite estimates of ample wheat harvests, the country is battling high grain inflation for over a year. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 02, 2024 04:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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