Wheat procurement deadline extended after export ban; quality norms eased

Days after the federal government banned exports, it has extended the deadline for procurement of from farmers until May 31, 2022 in these states the place it’s expiring early.

It has additionally lowered the quality specs to allow even inferior quality grains to be bought for the Central pool.

According to an official order, until May 14, round 18 million tonnes of have been bought for the Central pool which is sort of 51 per cent lower than the identical interval final 12 months as manufacturing dropped as a consequence of rise in terminal warmth in the primary rising months, whereas farmers additionally most well-liked their to non-public merchants at increased than MSP charges.

The charges have been increased as a consequence of robust export demand.

Meanwhile, in case of quality of grains, the federal government assertion stated that for farmers of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, the utmost permissible restrict of shriveled grains has been extended upto 18 per cent from the sooner restrict of 6 per cent.

The states of Punjab and Haryana, has sought rest in wheat quality specification to permit procurement of upto 20 p.c shriveled grains.

“The emergence of shriveled grains is a pure phenomenon showing on account of the acute warmth wave that enveloped the northern a part of the nation within the month of March,” an official assertion stated.

Meanwhile, the federal government in a presentation, yesterday stated that of the 18 million tonnes of wheat procured from farmers up to now, round 7.5 million tonnes or 42 per cent is shriveled grains.

So far, throughout the nation round 21.5 million tonnes of wheat has arrived within the mandis of which round 18 million tonnes has been procured for the Central pool.

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