67.68 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy arrived in the mandis of Haryana.
Chandigarh, Dec 7 – More than 67.68 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy have so far arrived in the mandis of Haryana whereas during this period last year, about 61.91 lakh MT paddy had arrived in the mandis.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that out of the total arrival this year, the government procurement agencies have procured about 53.27 lakh MT and over 14.40 lakh MT was procured by millers and dealers.
He said that the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department had procured over 22.62 lakh MT of paddy and HAFED had procured more than 18.35 lakh MT of paddy. He said that the Haryana Agro Industries Corporation has procured over 6.30 lakh MT of paddy, Haryana Warehousing Corporation more than 5.67 lakh MT and Food Corporation of India has procured 32,119 MT of paddy.
While referring to arrival of paddy in various districts of the state he said that a maximum of about 12.42 lakh MT of paddy had arrived in the mandis of Karnal, followed by 11.71 lakh MT in Kurukshetra, about 8.18 lakh MT in Kaithal and 7.31 lakh MT in Ambala. Similarly 6.92 lakh MT of paddy had arrived in the mandis of Fatehabad and 5.30 lakh MT in Yamunanagar.