The state is facing a shortage of 1.65 crore gunnysacks even as wheat procurement is at its peak amid influx of wheat into mandis across Punjab.
India’s wheat production is estimated at a record 99.12 million tonnes in 2018-19 crop year, which runs from July to June, about 2 per cent higher than last year’s.
'The higher duty will force milers who import a trickle of wheat to buy locally and help protect farm prices,' said Prof. Biswajit Dhar of the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Under the proposed Mukhya Mantri Kisan Mitra Yojna, MSP will be 50 percent more than production cost which is likely to be Rs 2,616 per quintal for wheat and Rs 2,667 per quintal for paddy.
Flour mill owners in the city claim their business has gone down by 80 per cent as compared to two years ago.
Speaking on the promises made in the manifesto and its fulfilment, Gehlot announced that wheat at Re one per kg will be provided to BPL and state BPL, benefitting 1.53 crore people.
The United Nations warned in October that at least three million people were in "urgent" need of food due to the dry spell mainly across northern and western Afghanistan.
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The MSP of wheat was Rs 1,735 per quintal in the 2017-18 crop year.
Despite farmers group and union asking to raise procurement price, sources from Niti Aayog, has advised the centre against increasing MSP by 50 per cent.
With Pakistan has refusing land transit access through its territory, India and Afghanistan had launched an air freight corridor in June between the two countries.