Govt green flags tender sale of 6.5 m tonne wheat

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SummaryThe government today said that it will sell 6.5 million tonne of wheat to bulk consumers such as flour millers and biscuit-makers in a bid to check the rising prices of wheat products and to offload surplus stocks.

The government today said that it will sell 6.5 million tonne of wheat to bulk consumers such as flour millers and biscuit-

makers in a bid to check the rising prices of wheat products and to offload surplus stocks. It has also approved allocation of an additional 5 lakh tonne each of wheat and rice to NAFED, NCCF and Kendriya Bhandar for sale to retail consumers.

Both the decisions were approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). “CCEA approved allocation of 65 lakh tonne of wheat for tender sale by FCI to bulk consumers/traders and allocation of 5 lakh tonne wheat and 5 lakh tonne rice for sale to retail consumers,” an official statement said.

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