February 25, 2014
The Department of Food Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has increased the wheat quota of flour mills from 15,000 ton per day to 35,000 ton per day while the quality of flour had also been improved to provide nutrition enriched commodity to the people. The government’s Food Department during year 2013 was used to provide 15,000 ton wheat to flour millers on daily basis, which after phase-wised increase has reached to 35,000 ton per day.
It said prices of essential food items had registered stability and prices of vegetables, fruits, rice, pulses and meat were constantly on decline and all those products were in abundance and easily available. The furthermore, the department said, it had also strengthened the monitoring of essential household items and their prices were under strict vigilance. Anyone found involved in profiteering or hoarding would be punished accordingly. It said employees of the Department of Food were checking each and every market on daily basis to explain policy of the provincial government.