Haryana adds 52 lakh MT wheat to Central pool

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Chandigarh, May 23 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the state government has contributed more than 52 lakh metric tonnes (MTs) of wheat in the Central Pool, which is 55 per cent more than the previous year.

Extending his greetings to the farmers of the state, the Chief Minister said this has become possible due to their persistent hardwork and the contribution will help in ensuring the food security in the country.

He said the farmers were able to meet any challenge before the nation and it has been proved by them by contributing more foodgrains in the Central Pool. He said the farmers of the country especially from Haryana and Punjab have contributed more in the Central pool this year.

The Chief Minister said under the guidance of Congress president Gandhi and the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the minimum support prices of wheat and other Rabi crops were announced before the sowing of the crops. Keeping in view the good pricesm, farmers decided to produce more wheat for the security of the country.

Mr Hooda pointed out that a commitment was made to Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar that Haryana will contribute 50 lakh metric tonnes of wheat to the central pool and later it was increased to 52 lakh metric tonnes on the request of the Agriculture Minister.

He said it was a matter of pride for the state that the target and commitment has been fulfilled by the state government with the unstinted cooperation of the farmers of Haryana.

UNI MA AK HT1922

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