July 06, 2021 5:56 am
In a press conference held Monday, FCI Haryana region DGM Srikant Prasad said that this year, 84.93 lakh MT wheat was purchased from the state while this quantity was 74 lakh MT last year.
June 01, 2021 7:52 am
The latest data available with the Food Corporation of India (FCI) shows wheat procurement reached 405 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) till May 29 in the ongoing rabi marketing season (RMS)—4 per cent higher than 390 LMT in RMS 2020-21.
May 15, 2021 1:29 pm
Government agencies have procured 132.08 lakh metric tonnes of wheat, 2 lakh metric tonnes more than the target set by the state, with more than 9 lakh farmers receiving over Rs 23,000 crore directly into their bank accounts.
May 09, 2021 5:25 am
The record of the Food Corporation shows that Punjab's contribution to the central pool is the second highest in the last six years till date.
May 06, 2021 7:33 pm
Till Wednesday, a total of 12.4 million tonnes of wheat arrived at the mandis, out of which at least 12.3 million tonnes had been purchased by government agencies.
April 19, 2021 6:09 am
The Punjab government has set up special Covid vaccination camps in all 154 market committees in the state to administer vaccines to people above the age of 45 years visiting grain markets during the current rabi marketing season, said the Punjab government in a statement Sunday.
April 09, 2021 12:44 am
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who led the delegation to Union minister Piyush Goyal, said, “He told us to go back and follow the system. He told us either we follow the new system or they would not procure our crop."
April 08, 2021 11:45 pm
This year, procurement season was delayed by 10 days by the state government owing to rising Covid cases.
March 28, 2021 4:43 am
According to a statement from the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the procurement for Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2021-22, originally slated between April 1 and May 25, is now scheduled to last between April 10 and May 31.
March 08, 2021 1:53 am
"Wheat procurement will begin from April 1 in nearly 400 mandis," Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala Sunday said.