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April 17, 2018

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Punjab Food Dept starts receiving applications for gunny bags

MULTAN: As many as 673,000 metric ton wheat will be procured from farmers in the division. In this connection, 48 wheat procurement centres have been established in all four districts of the Multan division while the procurement centres have started receiving applications from the farmers for Bardana from Monday.

Seventeen wheat procurement centres have been established in Multan, 12 in Vehari, 14 in Khanewal and five in Lodhran. The applications for Bardana would be received at wheat procurement centres by April 20. The applicant would attach a CNIC copy and his contact number. The lists of Bardana applicants would be displayed on April 21 and 22 while the wheat would be procured from April 24. The jute Bardana would be provided to farmers at Rs 152.50 and polythene at Rs 36.65 as security deposit to farmers. The whole wheat would be procured at Rs 1,300 per 40kg. Meanwhile, addressing a wheat procurement meeting, Commissioner Bilal Ahmad Butt said that all facilities would be provided at procurement centres and the deputy commissioners of respective districts and assistant commissioners in their tehsils would frequently visit the procurement centers on daily basis. He said that computerised scales had been provided at procurement centres besides installation of CCTV cameras. He said that the areas allocated for parking and security had been ensured at all procurement centres. Commissioner Bilal Butt also visited various wheat procurement centres and reviewed the arrangements.

JARANWALA: Wheat procurement centres started functioning across the tehsil from Monday. As many as 13 wheat purchasing centres have been established in district Faisalabad from where 149,000 metric ton wheat will be purchased from the growers as per the fixed target. The growers reached the centres early in the morning to file applications for gunny bags and till 10am long queues of the people were witnessed there.

Wheat will be purchased at the official rate of Rs1,300 per 40kg. In the open market, the wheat rates have been dropped and it is being sold at the rate of Rs1,100 to 1,150 per 40kg. The middlemen have also become active to fleece the small growers.

SIALKOT: Deputy Commissioner Dr Farrukh Naveed has said that 82,000 metric ton wheat will be purchased at 10 wheat procurement centres in the district. He said this during his visit to a wheat procurement centre along with Assistant Commissioner Shahid Abbas here on Monday. The DC said that the applications from the wheat growers for the issuance of gunny bags would be received by April 20. He told that the wheat procurement would be made fair and transparent.

LALAMUSA: The wheat purchasing centres have started receiving applications from wheat growers for gunny bags from Monday. Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue Syed Musa Raza visited and inspected arrangements made for wheat growers at the purchase centres established at Gujrat, Dinga, Mangowal, Lalamusa and Jalalpur Jattan. The ADCR asked relevant officers to provide facilities to wheat growers. Assistant Commissioner Awais Manzoor was also present on the occasion.

PAKPATTAN: District Food Controller Qaisar Mubarik has said that the Punjab Food Department has set up 27 purchase centres in the district. Talking to journalists here on Monday, he told that 19 purchase centres had been established at Tehsil Pakpattan and eight at Tehsil Arifwala.

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