Punjab procures over 111 lakh tonnes paddy

Punjab procures over 111 lakh tonnes paddy

13Chandigarh, Nov 11 (IANS) Over 111 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured in Punjab this season, food and supplies department officials said Tuesday.

Ludhiana district was leading in paddy procurement with over 14.13 lakh tonnes being procured there. Sangrur and Moga followed with 13.66 and 11.07 lakh tonnes.

The Punjab government has set up 1,806 purchase centres across the state. Procurement started Oct 1.

Over 98.4 percent of the paddy has been procured by government agencies.

 

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