Haryana wheat arrival exceeds 5 mn tonnes

May 8th, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by admin  

Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Wheat arrivals in Haryana food grain markets have crossed the 5 million tonne mark this season. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Wednesday that over 5.10 million tonnes of wheat had arrived in the state’s grain markets so far.

He said the wheat arrival this year was much higher than the 3.73 million tonnes of wheat arrival last year in the entire season.

“The wheat arrival has already beaten the record of the last three years. The hard-working farmers of the state deserve credit for this,” Hooda said.

Hooda hoped that the state would be able to procure and contribute over 5.2 million tonnes of wheat for the central pool this year.

This is much higher than the 4 million tonnes procurement target set by the union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for the state this year.

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