Fatehgarh Sahib: Central procurement agency Food Corporation of India(FCI) have procured 1,675 MT paddy in district Fatehgarh Sahib so far. Paddy procurement have started in district since October 1. Out of 1,675 MT paddy procured by FCI, 625 MT have lifted from grain markets. State procurement agency Pungrain have procured maximum paddy 29,795 MT in the district followed by Markfed 24,695, Punsup, 21,822 MT, Wharehousing Corporation 6,780 MT, Punjab Agro Corporation 7,467 MT. Maximum paddy 25,177 MT of Pungrain, 14,500 of Markfed, 13,842 of Punsup, 3,622 MT of Wharehousing Corporation, 5,498 of Punjab Agro Corporation have been lifted from grain markets.
Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha informed on Tuesday that there was arrival of 1,08,210 MT in grain markets of the district . 92,234 MT have procured by various procurement agencies and 63,264 MT paddy have been lifted from grain markets. He said payment of Rs 76.45 crore(87 per cent) have been made to farmers.
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