Chandigarh: The Government agencies and private millers have procured total 16723771 tonnes of Paddy in Punjab till today evening which included 145609 tonnes procured on 13TH November.
Disclosing this here today, an official Spokesman of Punjab Government said that out of total procurement of 16723771 tonnes of paddy in all the procurement centers of Punjab, the Government agencies procured 16469373 tonnes of paddy (98.5%) till date whereas 254398 tonnes (1.5%) of paddy has been procured by millers.
Giving the details of paddy procured by Government agencies, Spokesman said that PUNGRAIN had procured 5544387 tonnes (33.2%), MARKFED procured 3660859 tonnes (21.9 %). PUNSUP procured 3574809 tonnes (21.4%), PSWC procured 1665652 tonnes (10.0%) and PAFC was able to procure 1662052 tonnes (9.9%) of paddy. The Central Government agency FCI had been able to procure 361614 tonnes (2.2%).