Chandigarh: More than 34.38 lakh tonnes of paddy has arrived so far at the mandis in Haryana during the current Kharif season.
This is against over 28.84 lakh tonnes of the crop that had arrived during the same period last year.
Yesterday, over 1.36 lakh tonnes of paddy arrived in various grain markets of the state, including 1.06 lakh tonnes of leviable paddy and 29,191 tonnes of non-leviable paddy, Haryana Food and Supplies Department spokesperson said here today.
He said out of the total arrival of paddy, maximum quantity of Over 7.99 lakh tonnes had arrived in district Kurukshetra.
District Karnal received over 7.43 lakh tonnes of paddy, while district Kaithal had got over 5.46 lakh tonnes, he said.
The spokesman said out of the total arrival of paddy, six government agencies have so far procured over 31.35 lakh tonnes, while the remaining quantity was procured by the millers.
He said of the total paddy procured by the agencies, over 12.64 lakh tonnes has been procured by Food and Supplies Department.
HAFED has purchased more than 9.68 lakh tonnes, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation over 4.82 lakh tonnes, Haryana Warehousing Corporation 2.30 lakh tonnes and CONFED procured 1.87 lakh tonnes of paddy, he added.
The Food Corporation of India has also procured 1,296 tonnes of paddy, he added.