Wheat procurement in Haryana at 81.49 lakh MT, crosses last year’s level

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Wheat procured by state agencies in Haryana has touched 81.49 lakh metric tonnes (MT) so far, compared to 74.25 lakh MT last year, an official said today. While state agencies have procured over 81.49 lakh MT, the traders have procured 485 MT of wheat, a spokesman of the Haryana Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said here.

Giving details of the wheat procured by government agencies, he said over 32.80 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 24.50 lakh MT.

Food Corporation of India has purchased over 9.81 lakh MT while Haryana Warehousing Corporation has procured 14.35 lakh MT.

The spokesman said district Sirsa was leading in wheat arrival with over 10.84 lakh MT of the crop procured, followed by district Karnal at more than 8.77 lakh MT.moneycontrol