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Food grain sale continues under open market scheme

NEW DELHI: The Government has decided Tuesday to continue sale of wheat in domestic market under the existing scheme of open market sale

– The sale of wheat under the scheme will be continued after 31.03.2015 only in non-wheat procuring States i.e. States excluding Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, NCT Delhi and UT of Chandigarh

– The reserve price for sale of wheat in the above said States after 31.03.2015 shall be Rs.1550 per quintal plus the freight charges and road transportation charges, if any, ex-Ludhiana to the concerned depot of FCI, from which the sale is to be effected.

– The sale through dedicated movement in 2015-16 will be started only when a decision is taken to start the sale of wheat from surplus procuring States namely; Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.

States have been communicated by the Department of Food and Public Distribution in this regard.


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