Over 15 lakh paddy arrives in Haryana mandis

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Chandigarh, Oct 15 (UNI) Over 15.90 lakh metric tonnes (MTs) of paddy has arrived in the mandis of Haryana so far this season.

Of the total arrival, six government agencies have procured 9.30 lakh MTs of paddy so far while the millers have purchased 6.59 lakh MTs, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said today.

He said a sum of Rs 985 crore has been arranged as cash credit limit.

He said HAFED had procured 4.03 lakh MTs of paddy, Food and Supplies Department 2.98 lakh MTs, Agro Industries Corporation 1.13 lakh MTs, Confed 86,439 MTs and Haryana Warehousing Corporation 26,077 MTs and Food Corporation of India 2794 MTs.

The Deputy Chief Minister said the Kurukshetra district was on the top in arrival of paddy in the state with 4.34 lakh MTs, followed by Karnal 3.40 lakh MTs, Fatehabad 2.43 lakh MTs, Kaithal 2.00 lakh MTs, Ambala 1.10 lakh MTs, Yamunanagar 73,241 MTs and Sirsa 72,638 MTs.

Mr Chander Mohan said the payment to the farmers was being made within 48 to 72 hours. He said a target of 20 lakh tonnes of paddy had been fixed by the state Government for the current Kharif season.

UNI

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