Paddy arrival momentum in Haryana this year has been on higher note compared to last year ,because of more arrival of ‘A’ grade variety compared to basmati.
As per state government officials till now 43.91 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has so far arrived in various Mandis of Haryana .This is around 19% more arrivals compared to corresponding period of last year. Last year the arrival stood at 36.86 lakh metric tonnes in the corresponding period.
The officials say more arrival of Paddy(Grade A) than basmati and more paddy arrival from UP and Punjab in Haryana terminal markets has resulted in higher arrival of paddy in Haryana terminal markets this year.
The state agriculture officials in Haryana are revising the paddy acreage figures in Haryana this year. As per state agriculture officials the revised estimates for paddy acreage reflects area has increased compared to earlier estimates. As against an earlier estimate of 10.82 lakh hectares, the officials said acreage figures would be revised upwards, with area likely to cross 11.50 lakh hectares. The paddy area in Haryana last year stood at 12.35 lakh hectares.
Officials also said the rice yield this year is expected to better the previous year figure. “As against yield of 30.44 quintal/hectare last year, rice yield this year would be around 31.50 lakh hectare.”
Around 180 mandis or purchase centres have been made functional for the procurement of paddy , in Haryana which would be done by six procurement agencies.
The six procurement agencies, are Food and Supplies Department, HAFED, FCI, Haryana Warehousing Corporation, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation and CONFED.