Chandigarh, Nov 26 (UNI) Government procuring agencies have procured 17.72 lakh metric tonnes (MTs) of paddy so far out of total arrival of 38.25 lakh MTs in various mandis of the state.
An official spokesman said that out of the total arrival, 25.79 lakh metric tonnes was leviable paddy while 12.45 lakh paddy was non-leviable.
He said that HAFED had procured 7.16 lakh MTs of paddy, Food and Supplies Department 5.61 lakh MTs, Agro Industries Corporation 2.22 lakh MTs, Confed 2.01 lakh MTs and Haryana Warehousing Corporation 59,461 MTs and Food Corporation of India 10,220 MTs.
He said Kurukshetra district was ahead of all the districts of the state with the arrival of 7.10 lakh MTs of paddy followed by Karnal 6.26 lakh MTs, Kaithal 4.73 lakh MTs, Fatehabad 4.71 lakh MTs, Ambala 3.06 lakh MTs, Jind 2.71 lakh MTs, Yamunanagar 2.15 lakh MTs, Panipat 1.75 lakh MTs, Sirsa 1.73 MTs and Faridabad 1.41 lakh MTs.
The spokesman said a sum of Rs 985 crore had been arranged for the payment of paddy to the farmers, he added.