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Punjab, Haryana wheat procurement crosses 210 lakh tonnes

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Making it another bumper crop, grain states and have procured over 210 lakh tonnes of in this season, and supplies officials said here on Saturday.

In Punjab, over 125 lakh tonnes of has been procured so far.

Over 99 per cent of the has been procured by government agencies.

The government has disbursed over Rs 18,274 crore to farmers and arhtiyas (commission agents) for the wheat procurement in this Rabi season.

Officials in said that out of the wheat procured, over 116.23 lakh tonnes have been lifted from grain markets for storage.

In Haryana, over 85.3 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured so far this season. The procurement is higher than the entire procurement done last year when 74.25 lakh tonnes wheat was procured.

Procurement ofAwheatAin both states started on April 1.



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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 20:06 IST