156.84 LMT paddy procured

Payments worth Rs.25393 crore made

1079962 farmers benefit from MSP

Chandigarh, November 16:The Government agencies and private millers have procured 15684109.61 metric tonnes of paddy in Punjab till November 15 while payment worth Rs. 25393.20 crore has been transferred to the accounts of arthias/farmers by the government, rendering MSP benefits to 1079962 farmers.

Disclosing this, an official spokesman of the government of Punjab informed that out of the total purchase from various procurement centres in the State, the government agencies procured 15578881.61 MT of paddy while 105228 MT has been procured by the millers.

PUNGRAIN has procured 6468572.83 tonnes, MARKFED 3983493 tonnes and PUNSUP procured 3181001.81 tonnes while Punjab State Warehousing Corporation procured 1735068.97 MT paddy. The Centre government agency FCI has procured 210745 MT paddy.

As per the 72 hours norm, 100% lifting has been accomplished across the state, he informed.

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International kabaddi Tournament: Selection trials for Indian team on November 18

Chandigarh, November 16:-The Indian team, which will participate in the International Kabaddi Tournament 2019, will be selected at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sports Stadium, Jalandhar on November 18.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Sports Department said that the International Kabaddi Tournament 2019 will be dedicated to 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the selection trials for Indian team will be held on November 18th morning. First of all, players have to register at 8 am. Spokesperson said that the players should bring with them 2 passport size photographs and documents showing proof of Indian citizenship.

The selection committee for the team has been constituted under the chairmanship of Vice President of Punjab Kabaddi Association Mr. Tejinder Singh Midhukhera. According to the spokesman, a 15-day coaching camp will also be held for the selected players.