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Payments worth Rs. 5246.27 crore made for the purchase of paddy: Ashu

PUNJAB NEWSLINE | October 17, 2020 05:15 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu today informed that payment of Rs.5246.27 crore has been made for the procurement of paddy so far.

Disclosing this here today, Mr. Ashu informed that a total of 47,53,651  metric tonnes of Paddy has been procured from the procurement centres of Punjab till October 16,2020. Out of which 35,42,122 metric tonnes has been lifted successfully.

Food Minister said that  47,34, 791 metric tonnes paddy has procured by the government agencies and 18860 metric tonnes by the millers.

He further said that till October 16, 2020 Markfed precoured 12,80,861 MT paddy, Punsup 9,93,825  MT, PSWC 5,16,700 MT, Pungrain 18,67,950 MT, FCI 75,395 MT  and Miller's 18,860 MT paddy.

Mr Ashu said 3 lakh 56 thousand 5 hundred 16 farmers take benefit of Punjab Government procurement process till last evening.

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