Ludhiana leads in Punjab paddy collection
Chandigarh: Government agencies and private millers in Punjab procured more than 86.65 lakh tonne paddy till last evening, as against 79.23 lakh tonne procured on the same day last year.
Ludhiana, with 8.92 lakh tonne of paddy procurement, was leading the list. Patiala, with 8.91 lakh tonne, was at the second spot and Sangrur, with 07.28 lakh tonne, ranked third, he added.
The state government has set up 1,745 procurement centres and has activated its total machinery to ensure smooth procurement of paddy, the spokesman added.