According to the Food ministry there are over 81 crore beneficiaries under NSAI in the country.
Pakistan's proximity to Iran could make it a stronger contender to export its rice.
Currently the Food Corporation of India, Nafed and Small Farmers Agriculture Business Consortium were procuring pulses for the buffer stock.
In a media statement, the ministry stated that only 27.75% farmers are being paid through cash.
Farmers have planted wheat in 318 lakh hectares, 7% higher than last year, which can raise output close to a record, officials said.
During April-September period of 2016-17 fiscal, about Rs 7.56 lakh crore credit has been disbursed to farmers and the total target is likely to be surpassed.
Demonetisation can hit supply of milk, where procurement has been low, while low cane availability in some states would reduce sugar output.
“Higher growth in agriculture sector is not surprising as the monsoon rains were much better in the current year than the previous two years,” the survey said.
Proceeds from the series B round of financing, will be used by the company to strengthen the company’s IT infrastructure and to bring in new products and features on its current offerings.
An official from the UP govt, largest sugar producing state, said that in 2016-17 sugar season, production may total 8.1 million tonnes from an earlier estimate of 7.7 million tonnes, with increase in yields.
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