Government buys over 0.7 million metric tons of wheat from farmers


May 05, 2014

Provincial Minister for Co-operatives, Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channar, has said the government has purchased more than seven lakh metric tons wheat from the farmers whereas process of wheat procurement is continuing speedily.

He stated this while talking to officials of food department regarding wheat procurement. Malik Iqbal Channar said that bardana for more than 22 lakh metric tons wheat has been distributed among the farmers. He said that although the government has fixed the target of 35 lakh metric tons wheat yet Food Department has bardana for 40 lakh metric tons wheat, he added.

The Minister said that on the direction of Chief Minister Punjab, teams of provincial ministers are visiting every district and tehsil to monitor the wheat procurement process. He said the government is taking practical steps for providing all facilities to the farmers at wheat procurement centres.Courtesy BR

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