Punjab procures over 105 lakh tonne paddy

Chandigarh, Nov 5 : Over 105 lakh tonnes of paddy has been procured in Punjab this season, food and supplies officials in the state said Tuesday.

Despite some paddy produce arriving in discoloured form and higher moisture content due to erratic weather in recent months, leading to central agencies not to buy this stock, the procurement of paddy has crossed the 100 lakh tonnes mark this year.

Over 99.75 lakh tonnes, or 94.6 percent of the paddy arrival, have been procured by government agencies while the rest has been bought by private rice sellers and traders.

Sangrur, Patiala and Ludhiana districts were leading in paddy procurement, the officials said.

In neighbouring Haryana, nearly 36 lakh tonnes of paddy have so far arrived in the various grain markets, officials said.

Kurukshetra, Karnal and Fatehabad districts were leading in paddy arrivals.

Procurement of paddy in both states started Oct 1.

--IANS (Posted on 05-11-2013)

punjab-news headlines

CBMs with Pak essential for Amritsar to succeed as trade centre: Capt

Showers lash Jalandhar, wheat harvesting can be delayed

Badal has always exploited Punjabis' emotions for personal gains:

Drugs worth Rs.700 crore seized in Punjab ahead of LS polls

Capt Singh gets overwhelming response during Youth Cong road show

Capt asks Jaitley why Modi has not withdrawn petition against Pbi farmers

Punjab ready for free, fair, peaceful Lok Sabha polls : DGP

BSF kills Pakistani smuggler, recovers eight kg heroin

Capt questions Jaitley's timid silence on crucial Punjab specific issue

Amarinder condemns attack on Amritsar party office

AAP emerges as third force in Punjab

Badal under delusion of Modi wave while BJP sees none: Bajwa

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top