Chandigarh, Nov 25 (UNI) As many as 37.71 lakh tonne of paddy has arrived in the mandis of Haryana during the current Kharif season so far.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Food and Supplies Department said that out of the total paddy arrival, about 17.95 lakh tonne had been procured by government agencies at the minimum support price and the remaining about 19.75 lakh tonne had been purchased by the private millers and traders, which included 3.29 lakh tonne leviable and 16.46 lakh tonne non leviable paddy.
Enumerating the details of procurement of the paddy in the mandis, he said that Hafed had procured 7.59 lakh tonne of paddy, Food and Supplies Department had procured 5.35 lakh tonnes, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation 1.83 lakh tonnes, HWC 67,687 tonnes, FCI 9,820 tonnes and Confed had purchased 2.39 lakh tonnes of paddy.
Kurukshetra is leading with the arrival of 7,19,091 tonnes, followed by Karnal 6,41,980 tonnes, Fatehabad 4,41,652 tonnes, Kaithal 4,22,063 tonnes, Ambala 3,25,325 tonnes and Jind 2.69 lakh tonne.
Meanwhile, 3,31,748 metric tonne of Bajra has arrived in the mandis of the state during the current Kharif season so far.
Out of the total Bajra arrival, 3,11,401 metric tonne had been procured by government agencies at the minimum support price and the remaining about 20,347 metric tonne had been purchased by the private traders.
Out of the total procurement, Hafed had procured 1,09,941 metric tonne, Food and Supplies Department had procured 28,181 metric tonne, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation 89,602 metric tonne, HWC 43,004 metric tonnes and Confed 40,673 metric tonne of Bajra.
Jind district is leading with the arrival of 57,705 metric tonnes, followed by Hisar 39,353 metric tonnes, Sonipat 38,556 metric tonnes and Bhiwani 34,454 metric tonnes.
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