Chandigarh, Oct 27 (UNI) The arrival of paddy in Haryana mandis has crossed 27 lakh tonnes during the current kharif season so far.
A total of 27.56 lakh tonnes has already arrived in mandis as against 25.22 lakh tonnes during corresponding period last year, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said today.
Out of the total paddy arrival, 23.14 lakh tonnes was leviable and 4.42 lakh tonnes basmati and other superior quality.
He said over 17.62 lakh tonnes of paddy had been procured by six government agencies at the Minimum Support Price and the remaining 9.94 lakh tonnes had been purchased by the private millers and traders, which included 5.52 lakh tonnes of leviable and 4.42 lakh tonnes of non-leviable paddy.
Mr Chander Mohan said Hafed had procured 7.73 lakh tonnes of paddy, followed by Food and Supplies Department with 5.36 lakh tonnes, Haryana Agro-Industries Corporation with about 2.12 lakh tonnes, Confed with about 1.41 lakh tonnes, Haryana Warehousing Corporation with 89,211 tonnes and Food Corporation of India with 10,172 metric tonnes.
He said that Kurukshetra district was leading with about 6.02 lakh tonnes of paddy arrival, followed by Fatehabad with 4.35 lakh metric tonnes, Karnal with about 4.23 lakh tonnes, Kaithal with 3.81 lakh tonnes and Ambala with 2.13 lakh tonnes.
The state had also delivered 63,765 tonnes of rice to the Central Pool so far, as against 43,266 tonnes of rice delivered during the corresponding period last year.
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