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Rice Procurement Crosses 258 Lakh Tonne

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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
 

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