Rs130b wheat to be procured in Punjab: minister
Says drive to start out from twenty fifth; growers’ lists ready in clear method
From Our Correspondent
MULTAN: The Punjab authorities will begin wheat procurement drive within the province from April 25, stated Punjab Meals Minister Bilal Yasin.
Addressing a press convention on the Circuit Home right here on Thursday, he stated that the federal government would entertain growers of lower than 12 acres within the wheat procurement drive and compensate them financially. He stated that the federal government would procure four million metric ton wheat this yr at a price of Rs one hundred thirty billion. He stated that greater than forty one,000 peasants in Multan division can be offered gunny luggage. He stated that the availability of gunny luggage to the farmers would proceed until Might 15. He stated that fifty per cent gunny luggage can be distributed within the first 10 days. He stated that the DCOs and the Meals administrators would monitor distribution of gunny luggage. The federal government would procure wheat on the fee of Rs 1,300 per 40kg from the farmers, the minister added.
He stated that sixteen wheat procurement centres had been established in Multan district, 5 in Lodhran district, sixteen in Vehari district and 14 in Khanewal district. Bilal Yasin stated that the Punjab authorities had devised the wheat procurement coverage with the session of peasants and flourmills. He stated that the wheat growers’ lists have been ready in a clear method. Punjab Meals Secretary Pervez Ahmad and Multan Meals Director Asif Bilal Lodhi have been additionally current on the event.
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