Chandigarh, Apr 27 UNI | 3 months ago

In Haryana, more than 48.73 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat has so far arrived in various mandis during the current procurement season.

Stating this here today, a spokesman for the Food and Supplies Department said the government agencies have procured 48.72 lakh MT of wheat whereas, 839 MT of wheat have been purchased by traders.

He said HAFED has purchased highest 17.72 lakh MT of wheat followed by 13.99 Lakh MT purchased by Food and Supplies Department. Similarly, Agro Industries Corporation has purchased 4.39 lakh MT, Haryana Warehousing Corporation 5.05 lakh MT, CONFED 1.15 lakh MT and Food Corporation of India had procured 6.40 lakh MT of wheat during current procurement season so far.

He said district Karnal is leading in the wheat arrival where 5.77 lakh MT of wheat has arrived in the mandis, followed by Kaithal with 5.49 lakh MT. Similarly, 5.10 lakh MT wheat arrived in Jind, 3.77 Lakh MT in district Kurukshetra, 5.74 lakh MT in Sirsa, 4.51 lakh MT in Fatehabad, 2.73 Lakh MT of wheat in Sonipat, 2.28 lakh MT in Panipat, 1.82 lakh MT in Palwal, 2.96 Lakh MT in Hisar, 1.56 lakh MT in Rohtak, 1.59 Lakh MT in Ambala, 86,490 MT in Faridabad, 41,052 MT in Gurgaon, 93,438 MT in Jhajjar, 98,430 MT in Yamunanagar, 1.25 lakh MT in Bhiwani, 17,119 MT in Narnaul, 32,128 MT in Mewat and 16,266 MT wheat arrived in various mandis in Panchkula.

He said that farmers have been asked to bring dry and properly cleaned wheat in the mandis so that they might not face any difficulty while selling their produce.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)