37 lakh MT wheat procured on support price
So far, 22,37,892 metric tonnes of wheat has been procured on support price from farmers and Rs 1266.32 core has been paid to them. Farmers are being given Rs 100 bonus declared by the state government on the procurement of wheat at support price of Rs 1000 per quintal. Bulk of procurement is being made by state Civil Supplies Corporation. The quantity of procurement for this season is 47 fold more than the last year. During the entire Rabi season last year, only 47000 MT wheat was purchased.