Over 3 lakh tonnes of paddy has arrived in various market yards of Haryana this year so far against 1.42 lakh tonnes in the same period last year. A spokesman of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that out of total arrival of 3,18,821 tonnes, 3,16,973 tonnes of paddy was leviable. While the government procurement agencies purchased 3,11,590 tonnes of paddy, millers and dealers have purchased 7,231 tonnes (MT) of paddy.
Referring to arrival of Paddy in the mandis of different districts, he said that so far, 1,55,780 MT of paddy has arrived in Kurukshetra, 52,949 MT in Karnal, 52,894 MT in Kaithal, 40,371 MT in Ambala, 16,097 MT in Yamunanagar, 498 MT in Jind and 232 MT paddy has arrived in Panchkula. He said that out of the total arrival, 1,64,541 MT of paddy has been purchased by Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, 89,152 MT by HAFED, 39,639 MT by the Haryana Agro-industries Corporation and 18,258 MT has been purchased by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation.
He said that farmers have been advised to clean and dry their produce properly before bringing it to the market so that they do not have to face any problem.