CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 8:
The Punjab Government agencies and private millers have procured total 17886796 tonnes of Paddy in Punjab till today evening which included 11797 tonnes procured on 8th December.
Disclosing this here today, an official Spokesman of Punjab Government said that out of total procurement of 17886796 tonnes of paddy in all the procurement centers of Punjab, the Government agencies procured 17614720 tonnes of paddy (98.5%) till date whereas 272076 tonnes (1.5%) of paddy has been procured by millers.
He said that PUNGRAIN had procured 5986312 tonnes (33.5%), MARKFED procured 3887317 tonnes (21.7%). PUNSUP procured 3837958 tonnes (21.5%), PSWC procured 1751587 tonnes (9.8%) and PAFC was able to procure 1770961 tonnes (9.9%) of paddy. The Central Government agency FCI had been able to procure 380585 tonnes (2.1%).