Government agencies and private millers have procured more than 100.88 lakh metric tonnes of wheat since the marketing year began on April 1 till last evening, compared to 104.25 lakh metric tonnes during the same period last year, an official spokesman said here today.

Out of the total procurement of 100.88 lakh metric tonnes of wheat, government agencies lifted 100.43 lakh metric tonnes of wheat till date, while private traders bought 45,204 tonnes of wheat.

Among state-run agencies, PUNGRAIN procured 16.76 lakh metric tonnes, while MARKFED procured 23.40 lakh metric tonnes, PUNSUP procured 22.60 lakh metric tonnes and Punjab State Warehousing Corporation procured 11.12 lakh metric tonnes of wheat.

Central government agency FCI procured 16.32 lakh metric tonnes of wheat during the same period.

The spokesman said that Ferozepur district led the state in wheat procurement operations, with 11.47 lakh metric tonnes of wheat lifted till date, while Sangrur District was at second slot with 9.19 lakh metric tonnes of wheat procurement.

Patiala district was ranked at third position with 8.19 lakh metric tonnes of wheat procurement.

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