56,350 metric tonnes (MT) of paddy have arrived in the mandis of Haryana

Chandigarh, September 30 – During the current procurement season, applies Department said that as on September 29, Ambala had received the maximum amount of paddy at 25,572 MT. Of the total arrival, 426 MT have arrived in Jind, 13,308 MT in Karnal, 2,279 MT in Kurukshetra, 8,295 MT in Panchkula and 6,650 MT in Yamunanagar

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Food and Supply departmentsaid that

             out of the total arrival, government procurement agencies have purchased 43,831 MT paddy. Of this, 10,118 MT have been purchased by Food and Supplies Department, 29,350 MT of paddy have been purchased by HAFED and 4,363 MT have been purchased by the Haryana Agro-industries Corporation. Millers and dealers have purchased 12,699 MT paddy.

          The spokesman said that the Department had decided that all paddy procurement agencies would get custom milling done through exporters, as Shakti Bhog, Best Foods, Indri Road, Karnal, and other exporters had requested permission for custom milling in the State.

          Apart from this, with a view to increasing the production of custom milled rice in Haryana, the State Government has issued directions to procurement agencies that paddy be transferred from those districts where procurement is high but milling capacity is less, to those where paddy procurement is low and milling capacity is high.

          The spokesman said that paddy that meets the criteria would be procured in any case, and the Government would ensure its storage. Farmers have been advised to clean and dry their harvest properly before bringing them to the market so that they do not have to face any problems in storage due to high moisture content.