Chandigarh: Wheat procurement is going on in full swing in Punjab, with district Sangrur  leading the procurement in the current season with over 12 lakh tonne of the crop.

The government agencies and private millers procured more than 129.21 lakh tonnes of wheat during the current season so far till last evening compared to 110.75 lakh tonnes of the crop procured during corresponding period of last year, an official spokesman said here on Tuesday.

Wheat procurement season runs from April to June. He said out of total procurement of wheat so far, the government agencies procured bulk of it with 128.22 lakh tonnes of wheat.

The state government has set up 1,750 procurement centres and activated its total machinery to ensure smooth procurement of wheat, the spokesman added.


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