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Amid bumper paddy yield, Punjab, Haryana procure 235 lakh tonnes

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Agrarian states and have procured over 235 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Tuesday.

has procured over 169 lakh tonnes and over 66 lakh tonnes, heading towards record paddy procurement this season.

Government agencies have procured 98.5 per cent of the paddy arriving in the grain markets in and nearly 95 per cent in The remaining paddy has been procured by rice millers and private traders.

is expecting a record procurement of over 182 lakh tonnes of paddy this year compared with over 168 lakh tonnes last year.

Paddy arrival in is much higher than the over 60 lakh tonnes that arrived in the state's grain markets corresponding period last year.

The procurement, which began in both states on October 1, will continue till November end.

The Reserve Bank of India has sanctioned over Rs 33,800 crore for paddy procurement in in this kharif season.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 22:06 IST
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