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'Untimely rain reduced paddy yield to 60%'"

punjab Updated: Nov 23, 2013 18:57 IST
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A delegation of rice millers of Haryana met union minister of state for food and civil supplies KV Thomas in New Delhi and apprised him of the problems being faced by them.

Stating that the delegation was headed by rice millers' association president Rajender Aggarwal and chief patron Jaipal Jain, a release said that the delegates informed Thomas about the damage to the crop due to untimely rains and that the damage content in rice was to 5-6 % and it had decreased the yield to 60%.

Due to increase in damage content of rice, the millers were being forced to shut down their mills as it did not conform with the specifications of the government of India, the release added.