Haryana pays Rs 1232 cr to farmers for paddy purchase

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Chandigarh, Nov 6 (UNI) The Haryana government has made the payment of Rs 1232 crore to the farmers for the purchase of 16.99 lakh metric tonnes (MTs) of paddy by six government procuring agencies in the state so far.

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan today said out of the total arrival of paddy, 24.28 lakh tonnes was leviable while 7.34 lakh tonnes was non-leviable.

The Deputy Chief Minister said HAFED had made the payment of Rs 501 crore for the purchase of 6.91 lakh MTs of paddy while Food and Supplies Department had procured 6.39 lakh MTs of paddy and had made the payment of Rs 391.40 crore.

Agro Industries Corporation had made the payment of Rs 155 crore for the purchase of 2.13 lakh MTs of paddy while Confed had purchased 1.89 lakh MTs with the payment of Rs 138 crore.

The Haryana Warehousing Corporation made the payment of Rs 41.35 crore for the purchase of 57,030 MTs of paddy and Food Corporation of India had purchased 8,258 MTs on payment of Rs 6 crore.

UNI

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