Chandigarh – More than 67.03 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Haryana Mandis as compared to over 64.81 lakh MT of paddy arrived during the corresponding period last year.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that out of the total arrival of paddy, government agencies had so far procured over 62.10 lakh MT of paddy whereas the remaining quantity of over 4.93 lakh MT of paddy was procured by the millers and dealers.
He said that more than 33.59 lakh MT of paddy have purchased by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. Over 19.46 lakh MT by Hafed, over 8.99 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation and 4,572 MT have been purchased by the Food Corporation of India.
He said that more than 16.76 lakh MT paddy has arrived in mandis of Karnal, 11.42 lakh MT in Kurukshetra, over 8.36 lakh MT in Ambala and over 8.16 lakh MT in Fatehabad. Similarly, over 6.95 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, over 6.97 lakh MT in Kaithal, over 1.53 lakh MT in Panchkula, over 1.46 lakh MT in Sirsa, over 1.35 lakh MT in Jind, over 1.21 lakh MT in Palwal, over 1.29 lakh MT in Sonepat, 59,820 MT in Panipat, 65,458 MT in Hisar, 11,483 MT in Faridabad, 8,793 MT in Rohtak and 7,431 MT in Mewat.
He said that more than 2.69 lakh metric tonnes of bajra has arrived in the mandis of Haryana so far, whereas 1.70 lakh metric tonnes of bajra had arrived in the last year so far. Out of the total arrival of bajra, more than 2.67 lakh metric tonnes have been procured by government procuring agencies.