New Delhi: Wheat procurement in Ravi Marketing Season, 2012-13 has crossed the mark of 350 lakh tonne. As on June 4, 2012 total procurement of 353, 23, 772 tonne has been made by various Government agencies which is a record. The procurement last year on the day was 263,88,624 tonne.
Highest procurement has been made in Punjab, i.e. 128,00257 tonne followed by Haryana 86,52,786 tonne and Madhya Pradesh 84,85,818 tonne. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have also made significant procurement by procuring 32,25,393 tonne and 15,93,674 tonne respectively.
International Crude Oil Price of Indian Basket Fall on 01.06.2012 to US$ 98.49/BBL
The international crude oil price for Indian Basket as computed/published today by the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas decreases to US$ 98.49/barrel (bbl) on 01.06.2012. This was lower than US$ 101.63 /bbl, on the previous trading day’s figures of 31.06.2012.
In rupee terms, however, the crude oil price registered fall went up to Rs 5507.56 on 01.06.2012 from Rs 5733.96 per bbl on 31.05.2012. This was due to decline in crude oil price in dollar terms, though rupee-dollar exchange rate appreciation on 01.06.2012 at Rs 55.92/US$ against Rs 56.42//US$ on 31.05.2012.