Government agencies procure over 160 lakh tonne rice
The government agencies have procured 160,57,618 lakh tonne rice during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS), 2012-13.
As per data made available to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, total rice procured till Dec 28, during current KMS, is 3,01,244 tonnes more than the rice procured during the corresponding period of previous season.
Highest procurement has been made in Punjab, i.e. 85,44,190 tonne followed by Haryana 25,74,012 tonne and Chattisgarh 17,41,290 tonne.