More paddy produced in Haryana this year

December 5th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) The arrival of paddy in the procurement season in Haryana has been higher this year so far compared to last year, officials said here Monday.

“Over 44.85 lakh tonnes of paddy has so far arrived in the mandis of Haryana as compared to over 40.27 lakh tonnes that arrived during the corresponding period last year,” Haryana’s Food and Supplies Minister Mahender Partap Singh said Monday.

He said that last year, a total of 46.12 lakh tonnes of paddy had arrived in the grain markets across Haryana.

The state’s food and supplies department has set a target of 48 lakh tonnes of paddy arrival this year.

The procurement season started Oct 1 and will officially end Dec 31.

The minister said the government procuring agencies have so far purchased over 29.16 lakh tonnes of paddy.

Karnal district is leading in paddy procurement followed by Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts.

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