Government procurement agencies and private millers procured 13.43 lakh tonnes of paddy in Punjab till Sunday evening. Of the total procurement, government agencies procured 11.02 lakh tonnes (82.1%) till date, whereas private traders procured 2.4 lakh tonnes (17.9%) of paddy.
Till October 13, Pungrain had procured 3.3 lakh tonnes (29.9%); Markfed, 2.4 lakh tonnes (21.7%); Punsup, 2.74 lakh tonnes (24.9%); Punjab Agro Corporation, 1.02 lakh tonnes (9.3%); and Punjab State Warehousing Corporation, 89,444 tonnes (8.1%). Central government agency Food Corporation of India (FCI) has procured 66,668 tonnes (6%).
The spokesperson added that Ferozepur district was leading with 2.8 lakh tonnes of procurement, followed by Tarn Taran district (1.8 lakh tonnes) and Muktsar (1.4 lakh tonnes).