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Wheat procurement in Haryana crosses 77.5 lakh tonnes

Chandigarh, April 29: Surpassing the procurement in 2017, government procurement agencies have procured over 77.5 lakh tonnes of wheat from farmers in Haryana, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said on Sunday. The procurement process, which started on April 1, was running smoothly in grain markets. Sirsa, Karnal and Jind districts were leading in wheat arrival and procurement, the spokesman said. Haryana had set a target of wheat arrival of over 75 lakh tonnes this Rabi season. (IANS)

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