Punjab Senior and Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan on Tuesday claimed that a record production of wheat in the history of the country has reaped, which has reached 28.75 million metric tons as per the data till date.
Taking to tweet, the minister said that the agrarian reforms introduced by Prime Minister Imran Khan have had a positive impact and according to a comparative review of the last 10 years, the wheat crop and production has increased significantly in 2021, which is a good omen for the country
The minister said that wheat production has increased by 5 million metric tons this year as compared to previous ones
He claimed that Punjab will be self-sufficient in wheat this year and Insha Allah there will be no shortage.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted to give the best compensation to the farmers and cultivators for their labour so in spite of all the problems he has increased the official price of wheat to the farmers to Rs1,800 per maund. He mentioned that wheat has been procured across Punjab at the same rates.
Abdul Aleem Khan said that instructions have been given to secure record production of wheat and for this purpose the Food Department will fulfil its responsibilities and ensure safety of all wheat.
He said that the present Government would not compromise on the supply of basic commodities like wheat, flour and sugar to the citizens, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking personal interest in the matter and protecting the interests of farmers and cultivators.
The Punjab Senior and Food Minister said that every farmer deserves praises on the best wheat production in Punjab.