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Wheat purchase up 4 pc in Punjab, 10 pc in Haryana

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Wheat procurement in and has risen by 4 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively in the ongoing rabi marketing season 2014-15.

In wheat purchase reached 113.84 lakh tonnes (LT) as against 109.60 LT bought in corresponding period of last season, an official spokesman said here.

Of total procurement, government owned agencies procured 111.09 LT for central pool while 2.75 LT was bought by private traders, he said.

In Haryana, wheat procurement reached 64.04 LT in various mandis during the current procurement season compared to 58.40 LT bought in the corresponding period last year.

The Food and Supplies Department spokesman said the government agencies procured 64.01 LT of wheat for central pool.

Unlike in Punjab, private wheat purchase remained subdued at 2,229 tonnes.

and are eyeing to buy 115 LT and 65 LT for the current season respectively.

First Published: Thu, May 15 2014. 17:25 IST