Wheat arrival up by 27% in Punjab

Wheat arrival up by 27% in Punjab

Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, April 20

Punjab has achieved 50 per cent of procurement operations inside 20 days of the graduation of wheat shopping for.

In an announcement issued right here, a authorities spokesperson mentioned that of the estimated 130 lakh MT of wheat, mandis recorded the arrival of 73.75 lakh MT thus far. And 72.04 lakh MT has been procured.

“Mandis obtained 27 per cent extra this 12 months as in contrast with the corresponding interval final 12 months,”he mentioned.

Sangrur district leads the state with the arrival of seven.27 lakh MT of wheat, of which 7.18 lakh MT was procured until April 19.

In the meantime, the state authorities has warned merchants and people towards shopping for wheat instantly from farmers with out paying the market payment and rural improvement fund (RDF). “Merchants and companies should cease this observe, in any other case they must a penalty 10 occasions the market payment along with market payment and RDF,” the spokesperson added. —

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