Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation is all set to purchase 60 lakh metric ton wheat in 2012, which would be 11,000 metric ton more than the last year.

Chairman of the corporation Ramesh Sharma and vice chairman Anita Nayak while talking to the mediapersons provided the information in this context.

According to Sharma, last year the state had purchased 49.64 lakh metric ton of wheat and in the coming year they are going to purchase 60 lakh metric ton. He informed that this time there has been maximum production of wheat in the Hoshangabad district.

Informing about the further plans, Sharma said, “Next year the areas which would register maximum output would be divided and the Rabi and Kharif crop will be sent to far off places.”

He further stated that plans are afoot to install GPS in trucks transporting wheat from Food Corporation of India (FCI), Central Warehousing Corporation and State Warehouse Corporation.

Madhya Pradesh after Punjab and Haryana holds the third place in wheat production.

(JPN/Bureau)