Wheat support price brought at par with sister provinces


QUETTA (6 AM Report): The government of Balochistan has brought the support price of wheat in Balochistan at par with sister province, it is learnt here on Saturday.
According to the details, the support price of wheat is set at a minimum of Rs 4000 per 40 kg. The objective of this initiative is to increase the production of wheat by encouraging and providing financial support to the landowners purchase of wheat this year.
In this regard, the Food Department has been release 6 billion rupees and the Finance Department will release another 2 billion rupees to the Food Department.
It is worth mentioning here that last year, the provincial government provided free wheat seeds worth more than two billion rupees to the landowners.
It is also learnt that preparations in this regard are complete and 23 centers have established in 4 zones for purchase of wheat and 4 Deputy Project Director and 23 Center In-charges have also been appointed.
The notification of appointment of project director will be issued by tomorrow. Section 144 will be enforced from 1st April for wheat procurement process.

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