Pakistan Agriculture News

Kisan Board asks Govt. to fix rice prices

LAHORE: Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) has demanded the government to fix the prices of non-Basmati rice at Rs 1600 per maund and Rs 2500 per maund for Super Basmati. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, KBP Rice committee office bearers said, “Rice is most important crop of the country”.

Besides taking steps for the export of rice, govt  should also give assurance regarding the stability of rice price by purchasing it through Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO) and food department, they added.They said in the light of the recommendations of crop committees a charter of demands would be formulated and be presented to the govt.–APP