The Fact News Service
Kapurthala, 28 October
The procurement of paddy in the district is going on smoothly as a result of the strong arrangements made for the purchase of paddy by the Punjab government. The procurement of paddy in the district has crossed 7 lakh metric tonnes till October 26. So far, 720658 MT of paddy has been procured in the district and 22 thousand MT of paddy is coming to the mandis daily for purchase.
Deputy commissioner Smt Deepti Uppal said that Kapurthala district has shown excellent action this time in the purchase of paddy and within 48 hours of the purchase – the lifting and payment has been made sure.
He said that so far 695781 MT has been taken out of the paddy purchased, which is 107 percent as per the prescribed norms.Out of the government procurement agencies, Pangren has procured 314451 MT, Markfed 216761 MT, Pansap 122693 MT and Punjab Ware House Corporation has procured 56840 MT.