Punjab CM decides to increase wheat quota of major cities

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Punjab Chief Minister has decided to increase wheat quota of major cities including Lahore and Rawalpindi.

The second meeting of the cabinet standing committee on wheat was held under the chairmanship of CM Parvez Elahi in which the release policy, issuance of quota, existing reserves and demand of wheat were reviewed.

Chaudhary Parvez Elahi said that Punjab being the agricultural province is following the policy of self-sufficiency in wheat production. The Punjab government has saved Rs55 billion in a month through effective wheat strategy, another Rs2 billion have also been saved by financial discipline.

The chief minister directed that the farmers should be made aware of the use of high-yielding seeds of wheat, adding that the supply of flour to the public should not be interrupted.

Secretary and Director Food briefed about the current position of wheat reserves and requirements. Federal