Over 163.5 LMT paddy procured during KMS 2019 in Punjab.

Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister said the Kharif Marketing Season 2019-20 witnessed arrival of 163.49 lakh metric tonne (LMT) paddy in the mandis across the state, which has been successfully procured within the stipulated time frame by the State Procurement Agencies (SPAs).

Felicitating all stakeholders for the seamless procurement operation, Mr Ashu said anticipating the tentative inflow of produce in the mandis, the department of Food and Civil Supplies had made the requisite arrangements. Besides, the elected representatives and the officers of the Food and Civil Supplies department personally supervised all the procurement operations, including purchase, lifting and payments which went a long way in ironing out the mandi specific hindrances.