Haryana to procure 75 lakh tonnes wheat

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Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Procurement agencies in Haryana will procure 75 lakh tonnes of wheat during the Rabi procurement season, which commences from Saturday ( April 1), a state minister said.

Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Karan Dev Kamboj said that the produce would be procured by all five government procurement agencies at the minimum support price of Rs 1,625 per quintal.

The government has already requested the Reserve Bank of India for a CCL arrangement of Rs 4,900 crore to pay farmers for purchase of produce.

The procurement process will continue till May 31.

Bulk of the wheat is expected to arrive in grain markets between April 10 and May 15.

–IANS

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