Punjab procures over 107 lakh tonnes wheat
According to an official spokesman of the total procurement of 107.20 lakh tonnes of wheat, government agencies procured 97.7 per cent whereas private traders procured 2.3 per cent till date.
He said that PUNGRAIN had procured 19.40 lakh tonnes of wheat whereas MARKFED procured 23.73 lakh tonnes. PUNSUP procured 22.28 lakh tonnes, PSWC-- 12.10 lakh tonnes and PAIC- 10.52 lakh tonnes of wheat till yesterday.
The Central Government agency FCI had been able to procure 16.66 lakh tonnes of wheat in the state, he added.
The spokesman said that Sangrur district with 9.37 lakh tonnes of procurement was leading in procurement operations whereas Ludhiana district with 7.90 lakh tonnes was at second slot and Patiala district with 7.76 lakh tonnes of procurement ranked at third position.
(Posted on 09-05-2014)