Government agencies and private millers procured more than 39.37 lakh tonnes of paddy till Sunday evening. Of the total paddy, government agencies procured 36 lakh tonnes (91.4%) and private traders 3.37 lakh tonnes (8.6%).
Till October 20, Pungrain had procured 10.4 lakh tonnes (29%); Markfed, 8.5 lakh tonnes (23.7%); Punsup, 8.22 lakh tonnes (22.8%); Punjab State Warehousing Corporation (PSWC), 3.33 lakh tonnes (9.3%); and Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation (PAFC), 3.57 lakh tonnes (9.9%). Central government agency Food Corporation of India (FCI) procured 1.9 lakh tonnes (5.4%).
Ferozepur district topped the chart with 5.16 lakh tonnes of paddy procurement, followed by Patiala district (4 lakh tonnes).