May 11, 2013
Punjab Food Department (PFD) had so far purchased over 1.331 million tons of wheat under its wheat procurement drive for the year 2013 against a target of buying 4 million tons. PFD sources told us on Friday that the wheat procurement had reached almost its peak as the procurement centers set across the province recorded purchase of 181,236 metric tons on Thursday.
While so far the department had distributed gunny bags sufficient to pack 2,299,883MTs of wheat. It…
September 15, 2012: Punjab Food Department (PFD) has decided not to export wheat till compilation the definite estimates of next wheat crop. Sources in the provincial food department said that the department has at present around 4.3 million tons of stocks it would review the next wheat crop situation in December or January and might take final decision of exporting wheat or not.
Sources said although the department has ample stocks of wheat and opportunities of exporting…