Procurement of rice by government agencies has crossed 100 lakh tonne mark in kharif marketing season 2011. Rice procurement as of this day stands at 100, 83,026 tonnes.
Among the major Indian states, Punjab contributed the maximum, 82.80 lakh tonne. The lowest was contributed by Uttar Pradesh, that is at 23.6 thousand tonne.
The other states like Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala have contributed 15.82 lakh tonne, 77.5 thousand tonne, 63.4 thousand tonne, 42.3 thousand tonne respectively.