Over 39 lakh tonne paddy arrives in Haryana mandis

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Chandigarh, Dec 3 (UNI) Government agencies have procured 17.80 lakh metric tonnes of paddy so far out of total arrival of 39.73 lakh tonnes in mandis of the state.

Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan today said that HAFED had procured 7.19 lakh MTs of paddy, Food and Supplies Department 5.63 lakh MTs, Agro Industries Corporation 2.23 lakh MTs, Confed 2.04 lakh MTs, Haryana Warehousing Corporation 60,028 MTs of paddy and Food Corporation of India 10,265 MTs.

He said Kurukshetra district was on the top in arrival of paddy in all the districts of the state with the arrival of 7.19 lakh MTs of paddy followed by Karnal 6.45 lakh MTs, Kaithal 4.91 lakh MTs, Fatehabad 4.73 lakh MTs, Jind 3.22 lakh MTs, Ambala 3.10 lakh MTs, Yamunanagar 2.17 lakh MTs, Sirsa 1.81 MTs, Panipat 1.78 lakh MTs and Faridabad 1.48 lakh MTs.

He said a sum of Rs 985 crore had been arranged for the payment of paddy to the farmers.

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