Over 177 lakh tonne rice procured
The government agencies have procured 177,18,657 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 Jan 4 during current KMS, is 212762 tonnes more than the rice procured during the corresponding period of previous season.
Highest procurement has been made in Punjab, i.e. 85,56,984 tonne followed by Haryana 25,83,216 tonne, Chattisgarh 23,41,456 tonne, Andhra pardesh 17,18,052, Odisha 9,55,763 and Madhya pardesh 4,55,659 also made significant procurement