Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh has witnessed a record procurement of wheat as a result of bumper production of the crop in the state this year, an official press release said here on Wednesday.

So far, 76.25 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been procured from farmers in the state this year. Of the procured wheat, 65.40 lakh metric tonnes have been stored safely, the release said.

"Record procurement of wheat on support price from farmers has been made in the state this year as a result of bumper production."

"This has been possible due to better strategy adopted and implemented for wheat procurement by the state government. Thanks to it, farmers are getting full profit on their produce," the release mentioned.

It claimed that the number of farmers selling wheat is also rising significantly and so far, wheat worth Rs 10,650 crore has been purchased from 8.87 lakh farmers.



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