Over 54 lakh MT paddy arrives in Haryana
Chandigarh, Dec 6:
Over 54.78 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has so far arrived in various mandis of Haryana during the current procurement season as compared to the arrival of over 52.01 lakh metric tonnes of paddy during the corresponding period last year.
Stating this here on Friday, a spokesman of the Food and Supplies Department said that out of the total arrival, the government agencies have procured over 35.73 lakh metric tonnes of paddy and millers have purchased over 19.05 lakh metric tonnes of the produce.
He said Food and Supplies Department has purchased over 14.45 lakh metric tonnes of paddy, HAFED over 10.20 lakh metric tonnes, Agro Industries Corporation over 5.84 lakh metric tonnes, Haryana Warehousing Corporation over 3.44 lakh metric tonnes, CONFED over 1.65 lakh metric tonnes and Food Corporation of India 13,157 metric tonnes of paddy.
The spokesman said that district Karnal is leading in paddy arrival where over 9.70 lakh metric tonnes of paddy having arrived in the mandis, followed by Kurukshetra with over 9.43 lakh metric tonnes.
(This article was published on December 6, 2013)