"Government agencies and private millers have procured 170.02 lakh tonne of paddy in Punjab till November 29," a Punjab government spokesman said here.
While government agencies procured 168.80 lakh tonnes of paddy, 121,884 tonnes have been procured by the millers.
Payments of Rs 29,043.85 crores have been made to farmers and 'arthiyas' (commission agents), the spokesman said. The Punjab government was targetting procurement of 200 lakh tonne of paddy this season.
(With inputs from agencies.)