May 15, 2012 admin


Chandigarh, May 15: Government agencies and private millers procured more than 12383482 tonnes of wheat till last evening. The State Government has set up more than 1750 procurement centres and activated its total machinery to ensure smooth procurement of wheat.
The spokesman of the government said that Out of total procurement of 12383482 tonnes of wheat in all the procurement centers of Punjab, Government agencies procured 12299242 tonnes of wheat till date whereas private traders procured 2048 tonnes of wheat. Till May 14, PUNSUP procured 2802191 tonnes (22.63%), MARKFED procured 2728987 tonnes (22.04%). whereas PUNGRAIN had procured 2106955 tonnes (17.01%) PSWC procured 1402477  tonnes (11.33%) whereas PAIC was able to procure 1397030 tonnes (11.28 %) of wheat.The Central Government agency FCI had  been able to procure 1861602  tonnes (15.03%). 
    The spokesman added that District Sangrur with 1200802 tonnes of procurement was leading in procurement operations whereas District Ludhiana with 1024253 tonnes of procurement was at second slot and district Patiala with 1017340  tonnes of procurement ranked at third position.  

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