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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Of 55 lakh Mt tender for wheat, 15.12 lakh mt touches ports

Against tender of import of wheat for 55 lakh MT, a quantity of 15.12 lakh mt has touched Indian ports as on date.

Four vessels are currently at Chennai, Tuticorin and Mundra ports, having a total quantity of 3,55,657 MT of wheat, out of which 1,08,476 MT has been discharged by September 21, 2006.

Six vessels have arrived with 2,94,252 MT of wheat at Mundra, Chennai, Kandla and Vizag ports and are under fumigation, quality-check and berthing.

Of the eight vessels that have sailed to Indian ports with 4,32,539 MT of wheat, five vessels are scheduled to arrive by the weekend. The remaining three vessels are expected to arrive at Indian ports by October 20, an official release said on Monday.

Two vessels with a total quantity of 92,000 MT of wheat were received in April/May, 2006.

Sixteen vessels with a total quantity of 7,69,791 MT of wheat have been received by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) by September 24, 2006.

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