02 Apr '11, 9am

22 tonnes wheat arrival in Punjab; no crop arrival in Haryana

Chandigarh, Apr 2 (PTI) The first day of wheat procurement on Friday saw negligible arrival of wheat crop in Punjab and no arrival in Haryana, even as both states expect 175 lakh tonne of wheat procurement in Rabi Marketing season 2011-12. "Only 22 tonnes of wheat arrived in Ludhiana district of Punjab which was procured by private traders," a FCI official said today. The procurement was made at a rate of Rs 1,130-1,135 per quintal against the MSP of Rs 1,120 a quintal, he said. Last year, there was no arrival of crop on the first day of procurement season, he said. In neighbouring state of Haryana, there was no arrival of crop in the grain markets of state. "There has not been any arrival of crop in Haryana," an official of Haryana Food and Supply department said. Haryana had seen wheat arrival of 19,526 tonnes of crop in corresponding day of last season which was all lif...

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