The Government agencies have procured 2,62,62,355 lakh tonne rice till 21st February, 2013 during ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS). While rice procured during the corresponding period of the previous season was 2,51,89.286 lakh tonne.
As per data made available to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, , during current KMS so far, highest procurement has been made in Punjab, i.e. 85,56,984 tonne followed by Chattisgarh-47,21,006 tonne and Andhra Pradesh-33,83,989 tonne. Haryana-25,95,378 tonne and Odisha 22,39,193 tonne also made significant procurement during the season.