October 10, 2011 admin


Chandigarh – Government agencies and private millers procured more than 1398040 tonnes of Paddy   till last evening against 1937842 tonnes procurement of previous year.
    Out of total procurement of 1398040 tonnes of paddy in all the procurement centers of Punjab, Government agencies procured 12.74 lakh tonnes of paddy (91.1%) till date whereas private traders procured 123949 tonnes (8.9%) of paddy. Till October 9, PUNGRAIN had procured 360713 tonnes (28.3%) whereas MARKFED procured 170440 tonnes (21.2%). PUNSUP procured 319215 tonnes (25.1%) , PSWC procured 158883 tonnes (12.5%) whereas PAIC was able to procure 153023 tonnes (12.0 %) of paddy.
    The Central Government agency FCI had been able to procure 11817 (0.9%) tonnes.
    The spokesman added that District Tarn Taran  with 176028 tonnes of procurement was leading in procurement operations whereas  District Jalandhar  with 174352 tonnes of procurement was at second slot and district Kaputhala with 153964  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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