Chandigarh, Nov 3 (UNI) Five state agencies -- Pungrain, Markfed, Punsup, Punjab State Warehousing Corporation and Punjab Agro -- have procured over 107 lakh tonnes (LT) of paddy out of the total purchase of 1,17,79,484 tonnes of paddy in the state till yesterday.
Pungrain procured 32,28,891 tonnes of paddy, Markfed 25,24,133 tonnes, Punsup 24,44,551 tonnes, Punjab State Warehousing Corporation 13,68,320 tonnes, while 11,56,980 tonnes of paddy procured by Punjab Agro.
The Central Government Agency FCI has so far procured only 1,88,047 tonnes of paddy. The millers have procured 8,68,562 tonnes of paddy (7.4 per cent) till yesterday.
The District of Ludhiana has now overtaken Ferozepur in paddy procurement. In Ludhiana, an estimated 13,49,638 tonnes of paddy had been procured, whereas in Ferozepur District the figure was 11,83,494 tonnes.
Six government agencies have paid over Rs 8,828.64 crore for paddy procured by agencies current Kharif Marketing Season.
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