As much as record 87.20 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured by state agencies in 2017-18 procurement season, higher than the previous record of 87.16 lakh tonnes in 2012-13, a spokesperson of Haryana food, civil supplies department said here today.
He added that while state agencies had procured over 87.20 lakh tonnes of wheat, traders have procured 1,214 tonnes.
Giving details of the wheat procured by government agencies, he said that over 35.15 lakh tonnes has been procured by Haryana State Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED), whereas Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department has purchased more than 26.17 lakh tonnes of wheat.
Sirsa district was leading in wheat arrival where over 12.03 lakh tonnes of the crop had been procured followed by Karnal district which recorded more than 9.16 lakh tonnes of the crop arrival, said the spokesperson.
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