Given that there is a shortage of storage space in the state, the UP government has called a halt to the wheat procurement by the close of June.
There are seven agencies altogether including NAFED and NCCF involved in procuring grains. All of them have been stopped.
According to a govt. official, Pradeshik Cooperative Federation has also been asked to stop buying wheat from farmers without delay.
Worried about the safety of grains lying in open spaces, the govt has decided to organize the optimal distribution of grains through PDS.