Chandigarh, Nov 20 (UNI) Government agencies have procured 17.63 lakh metric tonnes (MTs) of paddy so far out of total arrival of 36.68 lakh MTs in various mandis of Haryana.
A spokesman for the Food and Supplies Department today said out of total arrival, 25.59 lakh MTs was leviable paddy while 11.08 lakh paddy was non-leviable.
He said HAFED had procured 7.13 lakh MTs of paddy and Food and Supplies Department procured 5.60 lakh MTs. Agro Industries Corporation procured 2.21 lakh MTs while Confed procured 1.99 lakh MTs.s Haryana Warehousing Corporation and and Food Corporation of India procured 59,110 and 9,477 MTs respectively.
The spokesman said that Kurukshetra district ahead of all the districts with the arrival of 6.96 lakh MTs of paddy followed by Karnal 6.04 lakh MTs, Fatehabad 4.70 lakh MTs, Kaithal 4.36 lakh MTs, Ambala 3.01 lakh MTs, Jind 2.44 lakh MTs, Yamunanagar 2.14 lakh MTs, Panipat 1.69 lakh MTs, Sirsa 1.68 MTs and Faridabad 1.38 lakh MTs.
A sum of Rs 985 crore had been arranged for the payment of paddy to the farmers, he added.