Chandigarh, Over four lakh metric tonnes of wheat have been purchased so far in the ongoing Rabi marketing season, and it is the record purchase in the last five years.
“The total purchase of wheat by the government agencies, as on April 10, has broken all records for wheat purchase till the corresponding date in the past five years. This year, the government agencies have already procured 4.3 lakh MT of wheat, whereas the earlier peak for the same period was 38,019 MT in the year 2018,” said an official spokesperson.
He further said the state government has already transferred payments worth Rs 138 crore into the bank accounts of farmers.Punjab is expecting the arrival of 135 lakh MT of wheat in mandis. PTI