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Rice procurement crosses 341 lakh tonne

October 27, 2011 - New Delhi

Rice procurement in the kharif marketing season 2010-11 (October-September) has crossed the mark of 341 lakh tonne.

According to statistics, 341,84,740 Mts. rice has been procured by the various government agencies by October 27.

While last year procurement by this date was 318,83,509 Mts.

Andhra Pradesh has led the states by procuring 96,10,417 Mts. followed by Punjab 86,34,553 Mts. and Chhatisgarh 37,39,993 Mts.

Uttar Pradesh and Orissa have also contributed significantly by procuring 25,53,687,Mts and 24,75,926 Mts. respectively.


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