127.04 LMT of wheat procured; 125.35 LMT lifted

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Chandigarh: Out of the total of 127.04 LMT of wheat procurement from the grain markets across the State, up to May 23 the Government Agencies have procured 126.48 LMT while the private traders have procured 57107 MT, informed an official spokesman of the government of Punjab. More than 125.35LMT of the wheat purchased by government agencies has been lifted from the mandis and Rs.19169.28 crore has been released to the farmers through the commission agents of the State.

The spokesman further informed that amongst the State procuring agencies, PUNGRAIN has purchased 29.39LMT, MARKFED 27.71 LMT, PUNSUP 24.37 LMT, PSWC 17.12 LMT and Punjab Agro 12.63 LMT. Similarly, FCI has purchased 15.25 LMT of the wheat sold in the mandis of the State.