Grain that has shrivelled: The Centre has raised the limit from 6% to 18%.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann says he thanks PM for allowing generous concession in procurement of shrivelled grains . Punjab and Haryana districts, including UT Chandigarh, will be solely responsible for the relaxation .

ChandigarhBathinda: The Union government has lowered the limit of shrivelled and broken wheat grains in all Punjab and Haryana districts, including UT Chandigarh, from 6% to 18%, acknowledging farmers' demands at the fag end of the wheat procurement season.In a tweet, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann acknowledged the step in a statement: On behalf of the farmers, I thank Honble Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji for accepting our call and allowing us a generous concession in the procurement of shrivelled grains.I can assure you that Punjab will continue to strive to improve the nation's food security by using the Centers order.The order states that the state government of Punjab and Haryana, including UT Chandigarh, will be solely responsible for the relaxation.

The change was made to minimize strain on farmers and to prevent distressed sales of wheat, according to the Center.Mann asked the Centre on April 24 to relax the conditions for shrivelled grains in the purchase of wheat in Punjab without the removal of any value cut, thereby safeguarding the livelihoods of the farmers who are already struggling with poor yield and high farm debt.