Haryana procures 58.89 lakh tonnes wheat

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 04, 2014 17:32 IST

About 59 lakh tonnes of wheat hasso far arrived in various mandis in Haryana during the current procurement season.

A spokesman of the Food and Supplies Department said that the government agencies have so far procured 58.87 lakh tonnes of wheat.

He said that HAFED has purchased highest 22.16 lakh tonnes wheat followed by 16.63 lakh tonnes purchased by Food and Supplies Department.

Similarly, Agro Industries Corporation has purchased 5.28 lakh tonnes, Haryana Warehousing Corporation 5.90 lakh tonnes, CONFED 1.43 lakh tonnes and Food Corporation of India 7.44 lakh tonnes this procurement season.

He said that district Sirsa is leading in the wheat arrival where 7.88 lakh tonnes of wheat has arrived in the mandis, followed by Karnal 6.31 lakh tonnes.

Farmers have been asked to bring dry and properly cleaned wheat in the mandis so that they might not face any difficulty while selling their produce, the spokesman said.

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