The Fact News Service
Patiala, October 10
During the current kharif season in the mandis of Patiala district out of 111 procurement centers paddy has started arriving in 88 mandis so far and procurement of paddy has also started in 87 procurement centers. In these procurement centers 229661 metric tonnes of paddy has reached the mandis out of which 2 lakh 15 thousand metric tonnes of paddy has been procured.
Mr. Kumar Amit said that out of the total paddy procured so far, 84012 metric tonnes were procured by Pungren, 46350 metric tonnes by Markfed, 60613 metric tonnes by PUNSUP, 22923 metric tonnes by Punjab State Warehouse Corporation and Rs. Has procured 511 metric tonnes of paddy.
Mr. Kumar Amit said that the government would procure one grain of the crop of the farmers and the farmers would not be allowed to enter the mandis without any hindrance. He also directed the procurement agencies to carry out the lifting of the procured paddy at the same time.