Government agencies and private millers procure 17849470 tonnes of paddy till today

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CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 4 (Wishav Warta): The Punjab Government agencies and private millers have procured total 17849470 tonnes of Paddy in Punjab till today evening which included 5876 tonnes procured on 4th December.

Disclosing this here today, an official Spokesman of Punjab Government said that out of total procurement of 17849470 tonnes of paddy in all the procurement centers of Punjab, the Government agencies procured 17581367 tonnes of paddy (98.5%) till date whereas 268103 tonnes (1.5%) of paddy has been procured by millers.

He said that PUNGRAIN had procured 5972315 tonnes (33.5%), MARKFED procured 3882064 tonnes (21.7%). PUNSUP procured 3829366 tonnes (21.5%), PSWC procured 1748509 tonnes (9.8%) and PAFC was able to procure 1768528 tonnes  (9.9%) of paddy. The Central Government agency FCI had been able to procure 380585 tonnes (2.1%).