Over 61 lakh MT wheat arrives in Haryana

Chandigarh
24 Apr 2017

Over 61.63 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat arrived at the mandis in Haryana till yesterday in the current Rabi season, compared to over 58.83 lakh MT during the corresponding period last year.
A spokesman of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that over 61.60 lakh MT has been procured by five government procurement agencies at Minimum Support Price, while 3,596 MT has been procured by traders.
Giving details of the wheat procured by government agencies, he said that more than 21.53 lakh MT has been procured by HAFED, whereas Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department has procured more than 15.07 lakh MT.
He said that the Food Corporation of India has procured more than 7.47 lakh MT of wheat, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation procured more than 5.64 lakh MT and more than 11.86 lakh MT has been procured by Haryana Warehousing Corporation.
The spokesman said that district Sirsa was leading in wheat arrival where more than 7.78 lakh MT of wheat has so far arrived in the mandis followed by district Karnal which has recorded arrival of more than 6.66 lakh MT. (PTI)