Punjab begins procurement of wheat

Provincial govt has set a target of purchasing 4 million tonnes of wheat this year.


Express April 20, 2011

Procurement of wheat began in Punjab on Wednesday as 375 wheat purchase centres were set up in the province.


The provincial government has set a target of purchasing 4 million tonnes of wheat this year.


Provincial Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmed Ali Olakh told media that 375 wheat purchase centers have been set up where farmers can sell their crop. He said he hopes there is an increase in the production of wheat this year.


District Food Controller Habibur Rehman said on Tuesday that as much as 72,000 tonnes of wheat would be purchased at the nine procurement centres established in Sialkot.

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