20 April, New Delhi
The Centre Monday further relaxed quality norms for the procurement of wheat in Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to provide relief to farmers affected by recent heavy rain and hailstorm.
The Food Ministry has reduced the value cut for shriveled and broken grains on the requests received from these states.
According to an official release, the Department of Food and Public Distribution has decided not to impose much value cut in respect of more shriveled and broken grains.
Three rupees and 63 paise per quintal will be deducted on wheat having shriveled and broken grains above 6 per cent up to 8per cent and in case of wheat having shriveled and broken grains above 8 per cent up to 10 per cent, value cut of 7 rupees and 25 paise per quintal will be deducted.
The value cut in respect of luster lost grains will remain the same. The value cut will be applicable from the date of relaxation allowed.