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KP Food Deptt will buy 1.4 million metric tonnes of wheat this year

mohamed irfan

PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – June 29, 2022): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Dr. Shahzad Khan Bangash chaired a meeting focusing on the provincial government’s subsidized flour initiative and decided to purchase 1, 4 million metric wheat this year.

The Chief Secretary has given specific instructions to the Food Department to ensure the availability of subsidized flour and sale at notified rates. The Food Department has also been tasked to closely monitor the provision of subsidized flour with the help of district administrations.

He ordered the district administration and food department officials to take all possible measures against flour hoarding and illegal sale and purchase.

The KP government has allocated Rs. 35 billion in the financial year 2022-23 for the availability of subsidized flour in the province.

KP’s food department has raised the wheat purchase target from 1.1 million metric tons last year to 1.4 million metric tons this year.

The meeting was informed that continuously subsidized flour was sold through 1,614 authorized dealers and about 50 mobile points.

The meeting was informed that so far more than 72,000 stores have been inspected in the month of June to combat price gouging and hoarding.