Chandigarh, November 20 – During the current Kharif season, more than 54.03 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy have arrived in the mandis of Haryana so far as against about 41.48 lakh MT during the corresponding period last year.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Food and Supplies Department said that out of the total arrival, government procurement agencies have purchased more than 42.31 lakh MT paddy while millers and dealers have purchased over 11.71 lakh MT paddy.
The Food and Supplies Department has purchased more than 19.32 lakh MT of paddy, more than 14.93 lakh MT have been purchased by Hafed, over 4.34 lakh MT has been purchased by the Haryana Agro-industries Corporation and more than 3.71 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation.
Giving more details, he said that Karnal had received the maximum amount of over 11.72 lakh MT of paddy. Out of the total arrival, more than 10.07 lakh MT paddy has arrived in Kurukshetra, more than 6.77 lakh MT in Ambala, more than 6.80 lakh MT in Kaithal, over 4.61 lakh MT in Fatehabad, 4.47 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, 1.38 lakh MT in Sonipat, 1.25 lakh MT in Panchkula, 1.88 lakh MT in Sirsa, 2.51 lakh MT in Jind, 58,556 MT in Hisar, 26,065 MT in Faridabad, 1.19 lakh MT in Palwal, 27,578 MT in Rohtak, 3,670 MT in Gurgaon, 4,711 MT in Mewat and 12,655 MT in Jhajjar.
The spokesman said that farmers have been advised to clean and dry their harvest properly before bringing it to the market so that they do not have to face any problems in storage due to high moisture content.