May 16, 2012 admin


Chandigarh, May 16: Government agencies and private millers procured more than 12464918 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 12464918  tonnes of wheat in all the procurement centers of Punjab, Government agencies procured 12379681 tonnes of wheat till date whereas private traders procured 2141 tonnes of wheat. Till May 15, PUNSUP procured 2819994 tonnes (22.62%), MARKFED procured 2743719 tonnes (22.01%). whereas PUNGRAIN had procured 2119904 tonnes (17.01%) PSWC procured 1414944 tonnes (11.35%) whereas PAIC was able to procure 1408201 tonnes (11.30 %) of wheat.The Central Government agency FCI had  been able to procure 1872919  tonnes (15.03%).
          The spokesman added that District Sangrur with 1205915 tonnes of procurement was leading in procurement operations whereas District Ludhiana with 1029383 tonnes of procurement was at second slot and district Patiala with 1019884  tonnes of procurement ranked at third position.  

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