Wheat procurement in Haryana reaches targeted level of 65 LT

  • None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 30, 2014 16:22 IST

Wheat procurement in Haryana has reached almost the targeted level of 65 lakh tonnes (LT) in the ongoing rabi marketing season.

The crop purchase was up by 11 per cent at 64.98 LT as against 58.68 LT procured in corresponding period of last season.

The government agencies have procured 64.95 LT of wheat whereas 2,813 tonnes of wheat have been purchased by traders, a Food and Supplies Department spokesman said here on Friday.

He said that HAFED has purchased highest 25.17 LT of wheat followed by over 18 LT purchased by the Food and Supplies Department.

Similarly, Agro Industries Corporation has purchased over 5.78 LT, Haryana Warehousing Corporation over 6.35 LT, CONFED over 1.63 LT and Food Corporation of India had procured over 8 LT of wheat during current procurement season so far.

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