Govt OKs 11.5-bln-rupee fund for crop residue mgmt in north India

The Union government enhanced the procurement quantity from 2,65,200 tonnes to 3,64,600 tonnes. The enhanced procurement quantity was 50% of the total estimated production under PSS during the Kharif season of 2017-18 in the State. The Union government had initially approved the procurement of 1,65,750 tonnes in December last year against the total expected yield of about 9,02,000 tonnes grown in 8.85 lakh hectares in the State.