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Haryana surpasses 65 lt wheat arrival target

PTI Chandigarh | Updated on May 11, 2011 Published on May 11, 2011

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Haryana has recorded the second highest arrival of wheat this season as over 65.55 lakh tonnes have already arrived in the various mandis of the state against total arrival of 63.61 lakh tonnes during last year.

The highest wheat arrival of 69.24 lakh tonnes was recorded in 2009-10.

The state had already surpassed its wheat arrival target of 65 lakh tonnes set for the current season, an official spokesman said here today.

Out of the total arrivals, over 65.51 lakh tonnes have been purchased by the government procuring agencies and the rest 4,084 tonnes by the traders, he added.

Giving details of the wheat procured by the government agencies, he said that over 22.98 lakh tonnes had been purchased by HAFED, over 17.16 lakh tonnes by the Food and Supplies Department, over 8.08 lakh tonnes by the Food Corporation of India, over 6.58 lakh tonnes by the Haryana Agro Industries Corporation, over 5.93 lakh tonnes by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation and over 4.76 lakh tonnes by Confed.

Sirsa district was leading in wheat arrivals where over 9.34 lakh tonnes had so far arrived in the mandis, followed by Fatehabad where over 6.68 lakh tonnes had arrived in the mandis.

Published on May 11, 2011
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