India’s wheat production is likely to reach a record 112.2 million tonnes in the current year despite recent weather-related losses of 1-2 million tonnes, according to the country’s government. The government’s effort to procure wheat at minimum support price has already reached 7 lakh tonnes, compared to 2 lakh tonnes in the same period a year ago. Farmers have been encouraged to sell to roller flour millers directly instead of to state-owned FCI under the Open Market Sale Scheme. The government is also considering requests for relaxed procurement norms from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, where quality losses have occurred due to recent rains.

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