Chandigarh, Apr 15 (PTI) Government procurement agencies and traders in Haryana have purchased about 24.01 lakh metric tonnes of wheat that have arrived in the mandis till yesterday during the current season.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said the procurement process was running smoothly in the mandis.

Giving details of the wheat procured by government agencies, he said 6.59 lakh metric tonnes of wheat procured by Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, whereas Haryana State Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED) purchased 8.66 lakh metric tonnes.

The spokesperson said Food Corporation of India has purchased over 3.58 lakh metric tonnes of wheat and Haryana Warehousing Corporation has bought over 5.16 lakh metric tonnes of wheat.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.