Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
18-February-2011 15:47 IST
Rice Procurement Crosses 200 Lakh Tonne

Rice procurement in the Kharif Marketing has crossed the mark of 200 lakh tonne. According to statistics 2,13,09,532 tonne rice has been procured by the various government agencies by February 17, 2011.

Punjab has led the States by procuring 86,33,706 tonne of rice followed by Chhatisgarh - p33,15,606 tonne of rice and Andhra Pradesh 27,82,753 tonne. Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have also made significant contribution in the procurement by procuring 16,57,437 tonne of rice and 16,54,640 tonne of rice respectively.