Wheat purchase in Punjab has reached 108.22 lakh tonnes as against 102.02 lakh tonnes wheat procured in the corresponding period of last year. Out of total procurement, government agencies procured 107.88 lakh tonne of wheat constituting 99.7 per cent of crop whereas private traders procured 25,302 tonne, an official said.

PUNGRAIN procured 17.11 lakh tonne, MARKFED procured 25.58 lakh tonne, PUNSUP at 24.39 lakh tonne, PSWC at 12.56 lakh tonne, while PAIC was able to procure 11.97 lakh tonne of wheat, he said. - PTI