27 lakh tonnes of wheat arrives in Haryana

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Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) Over 26.82 lakh tonnes of wheat has arrived in grain markets in Haryana, an official said here on Friday.

Spokesman of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs department said procurement of wheat started in the state on April 1.

Of the total wheat arriving, five government procuring agencies have purchased 26.81 lakh tonnes and traders have purchased only 536 tonnes of wheat at Minimum Support Price (MSP), the spokesman said.

Kaithal, Karnal and Jind districts were leading in wheat arrival.

The Haryana government has set a target of procuring 75 lakh tonnes of wheat this season.

–IANS

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