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2012 wheat output seen at record 86mn tonne: Farm Secretary

posted Oct 10, 2011, 11:49 PM by Puneet Goyal   [ updated Oct 12, 2011, 11:38 PM ]
Published on Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 17:10 | Source : Reuters
Updated at Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 17:46

India is likely to harvest a record 86 million tonnes of wheat in 2012, Farm Secretary PK Basu said on Monday.
India, the world's second-biggest wheat producer, harvested 85.93 million tonnes of the grain in 2011.
As of Sept. 1, wheat stocks in government warehouses were 33.6 million tonnes, more than double their target.
Only one wheat crop is grown in the country in a year, with planting in October and harvesting in March-April.