Government procures 38 mn tonnes rice so far in 2017-18; exceeds target Back to News & Events List

The Centre's rice procurement has surpassed the target at 38 million tonnes so far in the ongoing 2017-18 marketing year that will end this month, a senior food ministry official said Friday. 
The rice procurement target set for this year was 37.5 million tonnes. 
The government had procured 34.35 million tonnes during the last marketing year (October-September), surpassing the target of 33 million tonnes set for that year.
Rice procurement is coming to closure this month. So far, we have procured 38 million tonnes. We have purchased more than the target set for this year, the official told PTI. 
Much of the rice was purchased from states like Punjab, Chattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.
Source: economictimes.indiatimes

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