Paddy procurement: 6.81-lakh MT crop arrives in markets

Paddy procurement: 6.81-lakh MT crop arrives in markets

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, October 26

With almost 80 per cent of the crop already harvested, the grain markets within the district witnessed an arrival of 6.81 lakh metric tonnes of produce through the season. Because the harvesting of late sown basmati varieties; Pusa 1718 and Pusa 1121 have additionally begun, the harvesting is anticipated to be accomplished inside subsequent 10 days.

The district agriculture officers said that Pusa 1718 is fetching a worth of Rs 3,200 to Rs 3,400 per quintal and Pusa 1121 is being bought for Rs 3,600 to Rs 3,800 per quintal. With the basmati 1509 selection having already fetched a greater worth this yr, the earnings of the basmati growers have elevated.

The Pusa 1121 selection had fetched a worth within the vary of Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 per quintal over the last yr. A relatively newer selection, the Pusa 1718 can also be rising fashionable with the basmati growers.

Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Jatinder Singh Gill mentioned basmati varieties that are bought by non-public consumers solely have gotten a greater worth this season. The value being greater by over Rs 700 per quintal this season, the world below the crop is anticipated to rise additional within the subsequent season.

Of the entire 6.81 lakh MT paddy arrival available in the market, 3.339 lakh MT are parmal varieties that are produced by the federal government companies and three.42 lakh MT are basmati varieties that are bought by the non-public consumers.

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