Wheat stocks stand at 6.12 m tons

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Islamabad

The domestic wheat stocks in the country stands at over 6.12 million tons as over 5.828 million tons of wheat procured during grains procurement cam-paign for season 2020-21 in order to meet the do-mestic requirements as well as keeping the strategic reserves to keep local demand and supply at smooth level.

By August 11,2021, the carry forward stocks of wheat stood at 730,537 tons besides imported grains of about 1,200 tons, said an official in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

Talking to APP here on Wednesday, he said that out of the total stocks, Punjab possessed 4,147,676 tons and Sindh has about 1,187,342 tons of wheat to fulfill the domestic requirements.—APP

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