Indian wheat production touches record 78 million tons - Official

New Delhi (PTI)-- India's wheat production has touched a record 78 million tons in 2007-08 season, which will keep the prices stable in the domestic market, a senior government official said on Thursday.

The government's most recent official estimate pegged wheat output at 76.78 million tons in 2007-08 season. The revised figure should be reflected in the the government's next estimate, schedule for release next month.

"Wheat production has touched 78 million tons this year," Food Corporation of India (FCI) Chairman and Managing Director Alok Sinha told at a gathering of flour millers.

Wheat prices in domestic market would remain stable throughout this year, he said adding FCI would sell in the open market, if required, to ensure that enough wheat is available.