Govt. agencies & private millers procure 17909426 tonnes of paddy till today

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Chandigarh, December 13: The Punjab Government agencies and private millers have procured total 17909426 tonnes of Paddy in Punjab till today evening which included 3976tonnes procured on 13th December.

Disclosing this here today, an official Spokesman of Punjab Government said that out of total procurement of 17909426 tonnes of paddy in all the procurement centers of Punjab, the Government agencies procured 17636694 tonnes of paddy (98.5%) till date whereas 272732 tonnes (1.5%) of paddy has been procured by millers.

He said that PUNGRAIN had procured 5998384 tonnes (33.5%), MARKFED procured 3891978 tonnes (21.7%), PUNSUP procured 3841505 tonnes (21.4%), PSWC procured 1751943 tonnes (9.8%) and PAFC was able to procure 1772534 tonnes  (9.9%) of paddy. The Central Government agency FCI had been able to procure 380350 tonnes (2.1%).