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58.59 lakh metric tonne paddy procured: Haryana Dy CM Dushyant Chautala

Chandigarh,  Haryana’s Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said 58.59 lakh metric tonne paddy has been procured in the state during the current season, exceeding the target of 57 lakh MT.

Chautala said that nearly 98 per cent of farmers have already received their paddy purchase payment amounting to Rs 11,819 crore directly into their bank accounts through DBT within 48 hours after the crop being procured and the balance will also be cleared this week.

The deputy chief minister — who also holds the charge of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department — said although the target given by the Centre was 57 lakh metric tonnes of paddy procurement for the current season, the state government procured 58.59 lakh metric tonnes till November 14, a day before procurement process is completed. PTI