31 May '11, 11am

Over 110 lakh tonnes of wheat procured in Punjab

Chandigarh, May 31 (PTI) Government agencies and private millers procured more than 110.40 lakh tonnes of wheat so far in Punjab as compared to 102.17 lakh tonnes of wheat procured last year. Out of the total procurement of 110.40 lakh tonnes of wheat, government agencies procured 109.15 lakh tonnes of wheat whereas private traders procured 33,836 tonnes of wheat, an official spokesman said here today. As on May 30, PUNGRAIN had procured 17.48 lakh tonnes of wheat, MARKFED procured 25.82 lakh tonnes, PUNSUP procured 24.57 lakh tonnes, PSWC procured 12.50 lakh tonnes and PAIC procured 12.15 lakh tonnes of wheat. The Central government agency FCI procured 16.60 lakh tonnes of wheat, which amounts to 15 per cent of the total procurement of wheat in the state. The spokesman said Ferozepur was leading in procurement with 13.67 lakh tonnes of wheat procurement, followed by distr...

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