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Record wheat procurement in Haryana

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

has made a record procurement of 87.27 lakh tonnes this Rabi season, compared with the previous high of 87.16 lakh tonnes in 2012-13, for Food and Supplies said here on Wednesday.

Sirsa, Karnal and Jind districts led in procurement, of which nearly 99.9 per cent was done by government agencies.

Punjab and have so far procured over 213.31 lakh tonnes, with Punjab's share over 126.04 lakh tonnes.

He said that the had given farmers the highest Minimum Support Price of Rs 1,735 per quintal for

Last year, 74.25 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was procured, while only 58.86 lakh metric tonnes was procured in 2013-14.

The Reserve Bank of had sanctioned Rs 4,900 crore to for wheat procurement this season.

Punjab has disbursed over Rs 18,592 crore to farmers and commission agents for wheat procurement this season.

Officials in Punjab said that of the wheat procured, over 121.36 lakh tonnes has been lifted from the grain markets for storage.

Procurement of wheat in both states started on April 1.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 20:18 IST
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