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1
Mar

Rice Procurement Crosses 258 Lakh Tonne

Rice procurement in the Kharif marketing season 2011-12 (October-September) has crossed the mark of 258 lakh tonne. According to statistics 2,58,97,802 tonne rice has been procured by the various government agencies by February 29, 2012. 

 
Punjab procured 77,31,325 tonne followed by Chhatisgarh 40,73,977 Andhra Pradesh 38,72,090 and Haryana 19,73,875 tonne of rice. This procurement is 73,123 tonne more than the corresponding day of last marketing season. 
 
Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India
 

23
Feb

Rice Procurement Crosses 250 Lakh Tonne

 Rice procurement in the Kharif marketing season 2011-12 (October-September) has crossed the mark of 250 lakh tonne. According to statistics 2,50,24,200 tonne rice has been procured by the various government agencies by February 22, 2012. 

 
Punjab procured 77,31,325 tonne followed by Chhatisgarh 40,54,679 Andhra Pradesh 36,87,335 and Haryana 19,73,875 tonne of rice. This procurement is 1,75,517 tonne more than the corresponding day of last marketing season. 
 
Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

3
Dec

Record paddy procurement in Haryana; Punjab buying dips

Chandigarh, Nov 29 (PTI) Haryana has recorded all-time high procurement of paddy for the central pool at 29.15 lakh tonne while lifting in agrarian state of Punjab is likely to end up at 120 lakh tonne in 2011-12 season. Before the start of procurement season, both agrarian states had targeted to procure 168 lakh tonne of paddy comprising 140 lakh tonne from Punjab and rest from Haryana. In the ongoing crop lifting, Haryana has exceeded the all time high procurement of 26.36 lakh tonne in 2009-10 for central pool by lifting 29.15 lakh tonne of crop (excluding private purchase).

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