Punjab pays record Rs.15,473 crore to farmers for wheat

$img_titleChandigarh, May 27:  With a bumper wheat crop in the state this year, the Punjab government has made a payment of Rs.15,473.15 crore to farmers for wheat procured by government agencies, an official said Tuesday.

A Punjab government official said that over 118.17 lakh tonnes of wheat had been procured in the state this year.

The procurement process started April 1 and is still continuing.