Pungrain procures 39% of the total paddy arrivals

Chandigarh, October 10: The government agency PUNGRAIN tops the procurement chart by procuring 39% of the total paddy arrivals in various mandis across the State, informed an official spokesman of the Government of Punjab.

The spokesman said that total procurement till October 9 has been to the tune of 326839 metric tonnes out of which PUNGRAIN has procured 127575 MT, followed by MARKFED with 80029 MT.

Divulging further details, he said that cumulative procurement by all government agencies includes 48378 MT by PUNSUP, 38116 MT by Punjab State Warehousing Corporation and 5627 MT by FCI. Besides, private millers have procured 27114 metric tonnes of paddy from various mandis across the State.

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