47.17 lakh tonnes of wheat procure in Punjab till date

Chandigarh, April 25: Government agencies and private millers have procured 47.17 lakh tonnes of wheat in Punjab in the ongoing crop year so far, as against 90.32 lakh tonnes last year.

Out of total procurement, state agencies procured 47.10 lakh tonnes of wheat, while private traders procured 6,755 tonnes.

The FCI has been able to procure 6.24 lakh tonnes of wheat, which accounts for 13.2 per cent of the total procurement in the state.

A spokesman added that Patiala, with 7.37 lakh tonnes of procurement, was leading in procurement operations, whereas Sangrur district was at second place with 6.91 lakh tonnes of procurement and Ferozepur District, with 4.47 lakh tonnes of procurement, was ranked at third position.


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