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Punjab crosses wheat procurement target

CHANDIGARH: Punjab has achieved its wheat procurement target of 110 lakh tonnes fixed for the rabi marketing season 2011-12 by lifting 110.07 lakh tonnes, which is also the highest ever winter crop buying in the State.

Disclosing this on Thursday a spokesman of the Food and Civil Supply Department said government agencies and private millers had procured 110.07 lakh tonnes of wheat in the ongoing buying season.

The spokesman further said that the Government is fully satisfied over the wheat procurement by the various agencies. The Government had set up 1,734 procurement centres and activated its total machinery to ensure smooth procurement of wheat, he added. - PTI

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