Food and supplies department officials said, an Over 111 lakh tonne of paddy has been bought in Punjab this season. Ludhiana district was foremost in paddy purchasing with over 14.13 lakh tonnes being bought there. Sangrur and Moga shadowed with 13.66 and 11.07 lakh tonnes.

The Punjab government has set up 1,806 purchase centers within the state. Procurement started Oct 1.Above 98.4 percent of the paddy has been procured by government agencies.

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