Govt agencies pay Rs9521 cr to farmers in Punjab

Govt agencies pay Rs9521 cr to farmers in Punjab


Chandigarh: Six government agencies have paid over Rs9521.27 crores for paddy procured by agencies current Kharif Marketing Season.

According to an official spokesman, online monitoring system of the payment proved quite successful as the farmers of the State are being made payment of paddy procured by the government agencies within 48 hours of lifting of paddy from the procurement centres.

The spokesman said that six government agencies and millers procured over 126,79,115 tonnes of paddy so far.

An official spokesman today said that PUNGRAIN procured 35,04,236 (29.8%) tonnes of paddy whereas MARKFED procured 27,05,168 (23.0%) tonnes of paddy.

PUNSUP procured 26,45,897 (22.5%) tonnes of paddy whereas Punjab State Warehousing Corporation procured 14,59,969 (12.4%) tonnes of paddy besides 12,34,895 (10.5%) tonnes of paddy procured by Punjab Agro.

The Millers procured 9,25,846 (7.7%) tonnes of paddy by Sunday.

Ludhiana district maintained its lead by procuring 15,80,475 tonnes the paddy followed by Sangrur (14,37,824 tonnes) and Ferozepur (12,02,167 tonnes).