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29 lakh tonne wheat arrives in Haryana mandis

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Chandigarh, May 4 (UNI) About 29 lakh tonnes of wheat has arrived in the mandis of Haryana so far of which over 22 lakh tonnes has already been procured by the six government procurement agencies.

Stating this here today, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said Hafed (The Haryana state Co-operative supply and marketing federation Lted) had procured 8.32 lakh tonnes of wheat, Food and Supplies department 4.89 lakh tonnes, Food Corporation of India 2.66 lakh tonnes, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation 2.36 lakh tonnes, Haryana Warehousing Corporation 2.15 lakh tonnes and CONFED (state co-operative consumers federation Ltd.) had procured 1.66 lakh tonnes.

He said, Kaithal was the first district in which wheat arrived.

The quantity which came in was 4.71 lakh tonnes. This was followed by Karnal with 4.54 lakh tonnes, Fatehabad with 3.70 lakh tonnes, Jind with 3.55 lakh tonnes, Kurukshetra 3.44 with lakh tonnes, Sirsa with 3.25 lakh tonnes and Ambala 1.13 lakh tonnes.

He said the payment of the farmers was being made within 48 to 72 hours and the wheat was being purchased at the rate of Rs 650 per quintal, with a bonus of Rs 50 per quintal to the farmers. Altogether, 354 mandis had been set up in the state for the smooth procurement of wheat.

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