The target was fixed in the meeting of State Food Secretaries held here to discuss procurement arrangements. It was chaired by the Food Secretary Sudhir Kumar, Food Ministry said in a statement.
               
Out of total wheat procurement target for the 2015-16 marketing year (April-March), Punjab aims to procure maximum wheat at 12 million tonnes, followed by Haryana at 7 million tonnes, Madhya Pradesh - 6 million tonnes, Uttar Pradesh – 3 million tonnes and Rajasthan- 1.8 million tonnes.
               
Although wheat marketing year runs from April-March, the bulk of procurement is done in first three months.
               
The government also fixed target for rice procurement for 2014-15 marketing year (October-September) at 35.10 million tonnes which includes 30.05 million tonnes for kharif crop and 5.05 million tonnes for rabi crop.
               
Procurement of rice during Kharif season so far is; Odisha -.67 million tonnes, West Bengal -.91 million tonnes, Telangana-1.47 million tonnes, Tamil Nadu -1 million tonnes and Andhra Pradesh -1 million tonnes.

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