Chandigarh: Paddy procurement in Haryana has gone up by 11 per cent so far as purchase by government agencies and private millers reached 21.25 lakh metric tonnes in the state during the current Kharif season.
In the corresponding period of last year, the paddy lifting stood at 19.10 lakh metric tonnes.
 Stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Food and Supplies Department said out of the total arrival of paddy, maximum quantity of paddy has arrived in district Kurukshetra which is over 5.72 lakh metric tonnes.
Similarly, district Karnal received over 5.59 lakh metric tonnes of paddy, district Kaithal over 3.69 lakh metric tonnes and Fatehabad over 2.08 lakh metric tonnes.
He said out of the total arrival of paddy, six government agencies had so far procured over 20.28 lakh metric tonnes of paddy whereas the remaining quantity of 97,637 metric tonnes of paddy was procured by the millers.


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