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Crutches for inefficient flour mills

Monday, 24 November 2014 - by Ahmad Fraz Khan - WITH over one million tonnes of wheat imports easing the supply situation in Sindh, the federal government woke up belatedly to slap an import duty. However, as earlier feared the Punjab Food Department is in a quandary.; it is now planning to deal with a carry-over of 1.5m tonnes to next season. This huge quantity would not only occupy two-thirds of its indoor storage, but also have a huge financial and administrative cost. Apart from…

Wheat quota of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: flour mills increased

February 25, 2014 Recorder 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…

Prices of flour, pulses, spices on the rise

December 01, 2013 TAHIR AMIN Though prices of some vegetables decreased during the week past as compared to the preceding week, rates of flour, pulses, spices and rice registered a significant increase, reveals a survey carried out by Business Recorder here on Saturday. Traders and wholesalers in different markets of the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad revealed that due to sufficient supply, the demand-supply gap narrowed which resulted in easing vegetables prices. They further…

No increase in flour prices: minister

November 22, 2013 Punjab Minister for Food Bilal Yaseen has said that no increase has been made in the prices of flour and a 20kg Atta bag will be sold at Rs 785. He disclosed this in a meeting with a delegation of Flour Mills Association here on Thursday. The delegation was led by its former president and head of ruling group in the association, Asim Ahmad Raza. Bilal Yaseen appreciated the co-operation of Flour Mills Association for provision of flour in abundance in Rawalpindi. The…

Flour prices touch new peak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

November 02, 2013 Rates of all qualities of wheat flour in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have touched a new peak in two weeks, due to shortage of wheat stock and high flour prices in Punjab. In a visit to local wholesale market in Peshawar, it was noted that a 20kg bag of high quality superfine flour was shot up at Rs 860, which is being sold at Rs 810 in a few days ago. The survey further revealed that brown-flour weighting 20kg, is available at Rs 830 against the Rs 790 in the market. A 85kg…

Punjab government announces Rs 18 billion flour subsidy

September 04, 2013 Punjab government has announced to extend a subsidy of Rs 18 billion for provision of flour to consumers on cheaper rates. It will release wheat to the flour mills at Rs 1330 per 40 kilograms which will ensure the provision of 20-kilogram flour bag to consumers at Rs 785 per bag. This was announced at a joint press conference by the Punjab Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah, Food Minister Bilal Yaseen, Agriculture Minister Dr Farrukh Javed and Health Minister Khalil…

Non-availability of wheat could lead to flour shortage: PFMA

August 21, 2013 Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) Punjab Chapter has warned of shortage of flour in near future if the provincial government does not start releasing wheat to the mills from official storages. "Prices of wheat in open market are very high nowadays side by side supply of the commodity is also reducing and it is apprehended that soon arrival of wheat in the open market will come to an end. Already 30 per cent mills in the province are closed down due to high rates…

FDP supplies 20kg flour bags to Sunday Bazaars

May 28, 2013 In order to provide flour to the people at cheaper rate, Food Department Punjab (FDP) supplied 10,100 flour bags of 20kg each to 13 Sunday Bazaars in the provincial metropolis, out of which, 6,295 bags were sold while 3,805 bags were returned. This was stated by Deputy Director Food Lahore Region Muhammad Hussain Khokhar, while presiding over a meeting regarding quality supply of flour to Sunday Bazaars, on Monday. District Food Officers and other officials concerned were…

Bakery items’ rates surge following wheat flour price hike

January 24, 2013 Following the increase in wheat flour price, the prices of bakery items were raised by up to Rs 5 at retail outlets. According to details, bread prices have been increased by Rs 3-5 as per their weight and maximum price of one kilogram bread has reached Rs 70 per unit. Fruit Bun and Burger Bun prices have also gone up by Rs 2 to Rs 22 and Rs per unit. Accordingly, prices of all other items like biscuits, cake, patties etc have also been increased by Rs 2-5 at retail…

Flour price fixed at Rs 34.50 per kg

January 23, 2013 Sindh Food Department on Tuesday fixed new price of flour (Atta) during a high level meeting held at Chief Minister House with Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah in the chair. The meeting reviewed Atta price and decided that under Sub Section 2-B of Section 3 of Sindh Food Stuffs Control Act 1 958, ex-mill price of flour will be Rs 33 per kg and retail price Rs 34.50 per kg with immediate effect. Courtesy: BR

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