October 7, 2011 admin


Chandigarh – Government agencies and private millers procured more than 582365 tonnes of Paddy   till last evening against 1136992 tonnes procurement of previous year.
    Out of total procurement of 582365 tonnes of paddy in all the procurement centers of Punjab, Government agencies procured 506748 tonnes of paddy (87.0%) till date whereas private traders procured 75617 tonnes (13.0%) of paddy. Till October 6, PUNGRAIN had procured 173037 tonnes (34.1%) whereas MARKFED procured 100739 tonnes (19.9%). PUNSUP procured 111958 tonnes (22.1%) , PSWC procured 59689 tonnes (11.8%) whereas PAIC was able to procure 59157 tonnes (11.7 %) of paddy.
    The Central Government agency FCI had been able to procure 2168 (0.4%) tonnes.
    The spokesman added that District Tarn Taran  with 97555 tonnes of procurement was leading in procurement operations whereas  District Kaputhala  with 73342 tonnes of procurement was at second slot and district Jalandhar with 67898  tonnes of procurement ranked at third position.   
The State Government has set up 1745 procurement centres and activated its total machinery to ensure smooth procurement of paddy, the spokesman added.

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