Pakistan Agriculture News

Wheat procurement campaign continues in Punjab

FAISALABAD/MIANWALI (APP): Wheat procurement campaign is continuing successfully in Punjab. Food department in Faisalabad said that it has achieved 43.55 percent wheat procurement target so far by purchasing 2,327,902 bags of wheat during recent drive in Faisalabad division.

A spokesman of Food department said here on Friday that 3,637,979 bags of bardana were distributed among the growers, which is equal to 68.06 percent of the target set for the purpose. Efforts were accelerated to achieve 100 percent wheat procurement target within the stipulated time, he added.

Meanwhile, the purchasing process was continuing transparently at all the wheat procurement centres established across Mianwali district. According to district focal person wheat procurement campaign, Zahoor Akhtar, 256,890 wheat bags have so far been purchased from the farmers on first come first serve basis. He added that six wheat purchasing centers had been set up for the farmers to facilitate them.

He further said that the provincial government had set up target of 570,000 wheat bags for district Mianwali. He hoped that hundred percent target would be achieved.