89,498 tonnes of paddy procured in single day

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Chandigarh, Nov 11 (UNI) As many as 89,498 tonnes of paddy was procured in a single day and total paddy procurement by six government agencies and traders touched 128,27,753 tonnes.

An official spokesman today said PUNGRAIN procured 35,31,500 tonnes of paddy, MARKFED procured 27,21,881 tonnes of paddy, PUNSUP procured 26,62,774 tonnes, Punjab State Warehousing Corporation procured 14,68,928 tonnes of paddy and Punjab Agro procured 12,43,027 tonnes of paddy procured by yesterday evening.

The Central Government Agency, FCI procured only 2,03,817 tonnes of paddy while the millers have so far procured 9,95,826 tonnes of paddy.

Ludhiana district maintained its lead by procuring 15,95,076 tonnes of paddy followed by Sangrur with 14,55,444 tonnes of paddy and Ferozepur 12,04,502 tonnes.

The six government agencies have paid over Rs 9634.17 crore for paddy procurement during this current Kharif marketing season.

UNI PS DB RC AS1514

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