Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Procurement agencies in Haryana will procure 75 lakh tonnes of wheat during the Rabi procurement season, which commences from Saturday ( April 1), a state minister said.Also Read - Banks to Remain Shut For More Than 10 Days From Tomorrow | Full List of Holidays Here

Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Karan Dev Kamboj said that the produce would be procured by all five government procurement agencies at the minimum support price of Rs 1,625 per quintal. Also Read - Procurement of Kharif Crops to Start From Sunday in Haryana, Punjab: Centre Amid Farmers' Protests

The government has already requested the Reserve Bank of India for a CCL arrangement of Rs 4,900 crore to pay farmers for purchase of produce. Also Read - Police Use Water Canons on Farmers Protesting Outside Haryana CM's Residence | Watch

The procurement process will continue till May 31.

Bulk of the wheat is expected to arrive in grain markets between April 10 and May 15.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.