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Wheat begins to arrive in Haryana mandis

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Apr 4 (UNI) The wheat arrival has started in Haryana mandis and 6342 tonnes of the food grain has arrived in the mandis of the state till yesterday, Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan announced here today.

Mr Chander Mohan who holds the department of Food and Supplies said that out of the total wheat arrival, 3406 tonnes had been procured by the six government procuring agencies at the minimum support price of Rs 650 per quintal.

He said that Food and Supplies Department had procured 2293 metric tonnes of wheat, Hafed 377 metric tonnes, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation 47 metric tonnes, Food Corporation of India 63 metric tonnes, Haryana Warehousing Corporation 102 metric tonnes and CONFED 524 metric tonnes.

He said that the government has arranged Rs 1,837 crore for the purchase of wheat. He said that the procurement would continue till May 31.

He said that of the six agencies, Food and Supplies would procure 28 per cent, HAFED 35 per cent , HWC, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation and CONFED would pruchase 9 per cent each while Food Corporation of India would purchase 10 per cent share of wheat.

He said that as many 352 mandis had been set up in the state for the smooth procurement of wheat and a target of procurement of 42 lakh tonnes had been fixed.


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