Wheat procurement drive in Punjab to start from April 1st: Aleem

Staff Reporter

Punjab Senior and Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said that the province-wise wheat procurement drive will start from April 01.

Talking to media on Tuesday, he said for wheat procurement, the process of transparent distribution of gunny bags to the farmers has also been started while the target of the wheat procurement drive is fixed 3.5 to 5 million metric tons.

Abdul Aleem Khan said that the Food Department has also completed its preparations at wheat procurement centres.

He said necessary steps including anti-corona SOPs will be ensured at the wheat procurement centres and maximum facilities will be provided to the farmers.

“No queue, no wait” policy will be followed for the supply of gunny bags to the farmers at the procurement centres, he said.

The Senior Minister said that after an increase of Rs. 400 in the official price of wheat now the crop will be purchased at Rs. 1800 per maund which is, indeed.

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