Over 76 lakh tonne paddy procured in Punjab
Chandigarh, Oct 28 : Over 76.2 lakh tonne of paddy has been procured in Punjab this season, Food and Supplies officials said on Sunday.
Paddy procurement started in the agrarian state on October 1 but the bulk of stocks started coming after October 10.
The Central government had sanctioned a Cash Credit Limit (CCL) amount of Rs 29,695.40 crore for procurement of paddy in the kharif marketing season 2018-19 though the Punjab government had demanded Rs 40,300 crore.
The Punjab government has made arrangements for a bumper procurement of 200 lakh tonne of paddy this season.
In 2017-18, a total of 179.34 lakh tonne of paddy was procured.