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Wheat arrivals cross 1 lakh tonnes in Haryana

Nearly 104,000 tonnes of wheat have arrived in grain markets in Haryana in the first four days of the procurement season that began from April 1.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2010 16:38 IST

Nearly 104,000 tonnes of wheat have arrived in grain markets in Haryana in the first four days of the procurement season that began from April 1.

A Haryana food and supplies department spokesman said, out of the total arrival of wheat stocks, 103,850 tonnes had been procured by five state agencies and the Food Corporation of India.

Private traders had picked up only five tonnes.

In neighbouring Punjab, officials said, only a few thousand tonnes had arrived in the market so far, although the procurement began on the same date.

Punjab and Haryana together contribute more than 60 per cent of food grain to the national kitty.

A bumper harvest has been forecast this year despite the warm temperature prevailing over the region in March-April.

Both states had procured over 180 million tonnes of wheat last year.