Punjab agencies procure over 75 LMT paddy - ECAS Punjab

Punjab agencies procure over 75 LMT paddy

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 22

The Punjab Government has procured nearly 44.33 per cent of total paddy target so far across the state during the ongoing kharif marketing season amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, in an official statement, said 75.35 lakh metric tonne (LMT) of the 76.35 LMT paddy that had arrived so far had been procured. The arrival of paddy in the grain markers had been staggered. A sum of Rs 9,921 crore had been released for the procurement, he said.

Reiterating the commitment of the state government to procure every single grain of farmers, Ashu said a smooth, hassle-free and safe procurement has been ensured in all grain markets.



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