16.57 Lakh Tonne of Wheat Arrive in Haryana

Published: 18th April 2014 04:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2014 04:04 PM   |  A+A-


Over 16.57 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat has so far arrived in Haryana during the current procurement season.

Stating this here today, a spokesman of the Food and Supplies Department said while the government agencies have procured 16,57,354 MT of wheat, traders had purchased 113 MT of the foodgrain.

He said the Food and Supplies Department has purchased the highest 5.16 lakh MT of wheat, while HAFED had bought 5.14 lakh MT of the grain.

Other agencies that procured wheat are: Haryana Agro Industries Corporation (1.26 lakh MT), Haryana Warehousing Corporation (1.90 lakh MT), CONFED (36,244 MT) and Food Corporation of India (2.72 lakh MT).

He said Karnal district is leading in the wheat arrival with about 2.80 lakh MT of the grain arriving in the mandis, followed by Kaithal with 2.34 lakh MT.

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