Chandigarh, Apr 8 (PTI) Wheat procurement in Haryana has reached the 2.60 lakh metric tonne mark in the ongoing Rabi marketing season, with majority of the crop being purchased by government agencies.
Five government procuring agencies and traders have purchased 2,60,036 metric tonnes of wheat which arrived in the mandis till yesterday, a spokesman of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said.
Giving details, he said 60,573 tonnes of wheat were procured by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, whereas Haryana State Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED) purchased 65,395 tonnes.
He said Central agency the Food Corporation of India purchased 40,096 tonnes, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation bought 1,646 tonnes while the Haryana Warehousing Corporation procured 92,076 metric tonnes of wheat.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.