12.87 lakh metric tonnes of wheat procured in Haryana
Chandigarh, Apr 14 (UNI) The six government procuring agencies have procured 12.87 lakh metric tonnes of wheat out of 14.14 lakh, which has arrived in the mandis so for.
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said that Hafed had purchased 4.71 lakh metric tonnes of wheat, Food and Supplies Department had procured 3.04 lakh metric tonnes, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation 1.47 lakh metric tonnes, Food Corporation of India 1.73 lakh metric tonnes, Haryana Warehousing Corporation 96,896 metric tonnes and CONFED 93,581 metric tonnes.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that Kaithal district stood first in procurement of wheat with 2.94 lakh metric tonnes followed by Karnal with 2.88 lakh metric tonnes, Kurukshetra 2.32 lakh metric tonnes, Fethabad 1.65 lakh metric tonnes and Sirsa 1.05 metric tonnes of wheat.
He said that the arrival of the wheat is on peak and only yesterday 2.01 lakh metric tonnes of wheat had arrived in the mandis.
Mr Chander Mohan said that the State Government had fixed the share of wheat to be purchased by six procuring agencies.
He said that as many as 352 mandis had been set up in the State for the smooth procurement of wheat and a target of procurement of 42 lakh tonnes of wheat had been fixed.
He said that the payment of the wheat to the farmers were being made within 48 to 72 hours.
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