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Wheat procurement in Haryana surpasses last year's level

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Press Trust of India Chandigarh
Wheat procurement in the

Haryana has surpassed last year"s level.
A total of 78.64 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat has been procured by the state agencies till yesterday as against 74.25 lakh MT last year, a spokesman of Haryana Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said here today.
He said while state agencies have procured over 78.64 lakh MT, the traders have procured 441 MT.
Giving details of the wheat procured by government agencies, he said that over 31.92 lakh MT 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 23.28 lakh MT.
He said that Food Corporation of India has purchased over 9.54 lakh MT of wheat and Haryana Warehousing Corporation has purchased over 13.88 lakh MT.
The spokesman said that Sirsa district was leading in wheat arrival, where over 10.27 lakh MT of the crop had been procured followed by Karnal, which recorded more than 8.54 lakh MT of wheat arrival.

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First Published: Apr 29 2018 | 8:15 PM IST

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