Chandigarh, Oct 25 (UNI) Over 25.99 lakh tonnes of paddy has arrived in the Haryana mandis so far during the current kharif season as against 23.30 lakh tonnes during the corresponding period last year.
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan, who holds the Food and Supplies portfolio, said out of the total paddy arrival, over 16.96 lakh tonnes of paddy had been procured by six Government agencies at the Minimum Support Price.
The remaining about 9.03 tonnes had been purchased by the private millers and traders, which comprised 5.16 lakh tonnes of leviable and 3.87 lakh tonnes of non-leviable paddy.
Mr Mohan said that Hafed had procured 7.42 lakh tonnes of paddy, followed by Food and Supplies Department with 5.22 lakh tonnes, Haryana Agro-Industries Corporation about 2.04 lakh tonnes, Confed about 1.33 lakh tonnes, Haryana Warehousing Corporation 85,100 tonnes and Food Corporation of India 9,932 tonnes.
He said Kurukshetra district was leading with about 5.85 lakh tonnes of paddy arrival, followed by Fatehabad with 4.19 lakh tonnes, Karnal 4.15 lakh tonnes, Kaithal 3.62 lakh tonnes and Ambala 1.97 lakh tonnes.
He said the state has also delivered 56,558 tonnes of rice to the Central Pool so far, as against 22,840 tonnes of rice delivered during corresponding period last year.
UNI MA CS BST1640