October 13, 2011 admin


Chandigarh – Government agencies and private millers procured more than 20.38 lakh tonnes of Paddy   till last evening against 24.84 lakh tonnes procurement of previous year.
    Out of total procurement of 2038311 tonnes of paddy in all the procurement centers of Punjab, Government agencies procured 18.83 lakh tonnes of paddy (92.4%) till date whereas private traders procured 155019 tonnes (7.6%) of paddy. Till October 11, PUNGRAIN had procured 515084 tonnes (27.4%) whereas MARKFED procured 411717 tonnes (21.9%). PUNSUP procured 478728 tonnes (25.4%) , PSWC procured 239461 tonnes (12.7%) whereas PAIC was able to procure 218643 tonnes (11.6 %) of paddy.
    The Central Government agency FCI had been able to procure 19659 (1.0%) tonnes.
    The spokesman added that District Jalandhar  with 241189 tonnes of procurement was leading in procurement operations whereas  District Ferozepur  with 234663 tonnes of procurement was at second slot and district Tarn Taran  with 216446  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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