KARACHI: Federal Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema said on Monday that the federal government decided to estimate wheat stocks in provinces to establish the shortage for good to import wheat in time.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Federal Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema in their meeting at Cm House was discussed available stock of wheat new recently harvested and beyond requirements so that the necessary imports can be made in time.
The meeting was attended by Food Minister Mukesh Chawla, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Provincial Food Secretary Raja Khurram Shahzad, and the Ministry’s Wheat Commissioner. of Food Security Imtiaz Gopang, Special Secretary CM Rahim Sheikh and others
Main minister welcomed chima in province and thanked him for his timely intervention to estimate wheat stocks and production of new harvest so that the necessary measures can be taken to fill the shortfall, if any.
Shah said that the production target of the province was 3.8 million tons against requirement of 4.7 million tons, including for seed. He added that the deficit of 0.9 million tons was met buying wheat in Punjab or Passco. “Our deficit is usually met through private sector”, CM said.
Murad Ali Shah said that the provincial government It has set purchase purpose of 1.4 million tons against a support price of 5500 rubles for 100 kg. “We buy wheat from producers in order to comparatively better price benefit can pass to them,” he said.
This was stated by the Minister of Food of the province Mukesh Chawla. higher Prices of wheat in Open market. He added what to open market price as on On May 5, 2022, Rs 6,000 was fixed. in Karachi, Rs 5700 Hyderabad, Rs 5850 Mirpurkh, Rs 5800 Shahid Benazirabad and Larkana Rs 5700.
Food Secretary Raja Khurram said the provincial government planned purchase 250,000 tons from PASSCO and can also purchase wheat from the Punjab.
federal minister urged government calculate your wheat stocks and let the federal government know how lot more wheat is needed in order to ensure that the order of imports, while maintaining in view requirement of all provinces can be placed in time.
Cheema said Pakistan, as an agricultural country, must take decisive action to ensure its food security. At the same time, the chief minister they said that due to lack of water we can not bring more cultivated land, but we could increase our yield by using in latest technologies.
federal minister agreed to the offer of Main minister and said that the federal and provincial departments of agriculture sit together and work out suggestions for proclaiming in new cultivation methods to increase yields per hectare in the country.
Murad Ali Shah in in his closing remarks called on the federal minister offer the best prices to local producers instead of providing the best prices to manufacturers/traders of Other countries where is pakistan from wanted import wheat.
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