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Sangrur leads in Wheat Procurement

May 05, 2018 07:24 PM

Punjab News Express
SANGRUR:  Progressive procurement of wheat by the State Government agencies and the private traders is to the tune of 120.83 LMT in the mandis by May 4, informed an official spokesman of Punjab Government.

The spokesman said that out of the total procurement of wheat in the procurement centers across the State, the Government agencies have procured 120.35 LMT while the traders have procured 48600 MT. He also informed that district Sangrur is leading with a total procurement of 10.92 LMT of wheat up to May 4, 2018 followed by Patiala at 8.92 LMT and Bathinda at 8.79 LMT.

Detailing agency-wise, he said that PUNGRAIN has procured 2782892 metric tonnes amounting to 23% of the total procurement, MARKFED procured 2652813 MT which amounts to 22%, PUNSUP procured 2328683 MT leading to 19.3%, Punjab State Warehousing Corporation (PSWC) procured 1640663 MT which is 13.6%, Punjab Agro Food Corporation (PAFC) procured 1200472 MT approximating to 9.9% while FCI procured 1429490 MT which amounts to 11.8% of the total wheat procured so far. Adding to this is a procurement of 48600 metric tonnes of wheat by private traders that is equivalent to 0.4% of the total procurement.

He said that till 4th of May 93.16 Lakh Metric tonnes wheat has been lifted from the Mandis all across the State.

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