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1645553 tonnes paddy procured in Punjab

Chandigarh, October 09:

The Government agencies and private millers have procured total 1645553 tonnes of Paddy in Punjab till today evening which included 352125 tonnes procured on 9th October.

Disclosing this here today, an official Spokesman of Punjab Government said that out of total procurement of 1645553 tonnes of paddy in all the procurement centers of Punjab, the Government agencies procured 1565241 tonnes of paddy (95.1%) till date whereas 80312 tonnes (4.9%) of paddy has been procured by millers.

Giving the details of paddy procured by Government agencies, Spokesman said that PUNGRAIN had procured 480073 tonnes (29.2%), MARKFED procured 364486 tonnes (22.1 %). PUNSUP procured 325916 tonnes (19.8%), PSWC procured 191735 tonnes (11.7%) and PAFC was able to procure 175401 tonnes (10.7%) of paddy. The Central Government agency FCI had been able to procure 27630 tonnes (1.7%).