October 17, 2011 admin


Chandigarh – Government agencies and private millers procured more than 31.36 lakh tonnes of Paddy till last evening.
                   Out of total procurement of 3136881 tonnes of paddy in all the procurement centers of Punjab, Government agencies procured 29.38 lakh tonnes of paddy (93.7%) till date whereas private traders procured 198136 tonnes (6.3%) of paddy. Till October 14, PUNGRAIN had procured 793279 tonnes (27.0%) whereas MARKFED procured 637298 tonnes (21.7%). PUNSUP procured 753345 tonnes (25.6%),PSWC procured 380630 tonnes (13.0 %) whereas PAIC was able to procure 330421 tonnes (11.2 %) of paddy.
                   The Central Government agency FCI had been able to procure 43772 (1.5%) tonnes.
The spokesman added that District Ferozepur with 391738 tonnes of procurement was leading in procurement operations whereas District Jalandhar with 351424 tonnes of procurement was at second slot and district Kapurthala  with 295556  tonnes of procurement ranked at third position.  
The State Government has set up 1745 procurement centers and activated its total machinery to ensure smooth procurement of paddy, the spokesman added.

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