125.38 LMT of wheat procured in Punjab;118.86 LMT lifted

May 14, 2018 06:13 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Out of the total of 125.38 LMT of wheat arrival in the grain markets across the State, up to May 13, Government Agencies have procured a total of 124.84 LMT, while private traders have procured 53901 MT, informed an official spokesman of the government of Punjab.

He further added that more than 118.86 LMT of the wheat procured by the government agencies has been lifted from the mandis and Rs.18,274 crore has been released to the farmers through the commission agents of the state.

He added that amongst the State procuring agencies, PUNGRAIN is leading with a total procurement of 28.89 LMT, followed by MARKFED with 27.38 LMT. PUNSUP has procured 24.09 LMT while PSWC has procured 16.98 LMT and Punjab Agro has procured 12.46 LMT. Similarly, FCI has procured 15.01 LMT of the wheat sold in the mandis of the State.

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