About 56.10 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy arrived in Haryana .


Chandigarh, December 1– During the current Kharif season, more than 56.10 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy have arrived in the mandis of Haryana so far as against over 45.30 lakh MT during the corresponding period last year.

          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Food and Supplies Department said that out of the total arrival, government procurement agencies have purchased more than 42.43 lakh MT paddy while millers and dealers have purchased over 13.66 lakh MT paddy.

          The Food and Supplies Department has purchased more than 19.37 lakh MT of paddy, more than 14.97 lakh MT have been purchased by Hafed, over 4.35 lakh MT has been purchased by the Haryana Agro-industries Corporation and more than 3.73 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation.

          Giving more details, he said that Karnal had received the maximum amount of over 12.07 lakh MT of paddy. Out of the total arrival, more than 10.09 lakh MT paddy has arrived in Kurukshetra, more than 7.31 lakh MT in Kaithal, more than 6.80 lakh MT in Ambala, more than 4.64 lakh MT in Fatehabad, more than 4.52 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, more than 2.71 lakh MT in Jind, more than 2.13 lakh MT in Sirsa, more than 1.78 lakh MT in Sonipat, more than 1.25 lakh MT in Panchkula, more than 1.22 lakh MT in Palwal, 68,170 MT in Hisar, 34,570 MT in Rohtak, 27,982 MT in Faridabad, 14,635 MT in Jhajjar, 4,711 MT in Mewat  and 3,670 MT in Gurgaon.

          The spokesman said that farmers have been advised to clean and dry their harvest properly before bringing it to the market so that they do not have to face any problems in storage due to high moisture content.