The government’s top priority is to smooth the progress of wheat growers by eradicating the role of middlemen, through the direct purchase of wheat crop from farmers.
Punjab Minister for Agriculture Malik Nouman Ahmed Langrial addressing a meeting at Sialkot Deputy Commissioner’s office concerning on a topic after visiting several wheat procurement centres.
The minister directed the district administration to make sure issuance of gunny bags to wheat growers on merit in agreement to the government’s policy as the government was dedicated to shielding rights of wheat growers and shortening the role of mediator.
Sialkot DC Dr Syed Bilal Haider told the meeting that the government would purchase 93,876 metric tones of wheat directly from farmers in Sialkot district.
Sialkot district administration has established 10 official wheat procurement centers in the district to assist farmers.
ADC (Revenue) Sadia Mehar told the meeting that the district administration of Sialkot will start issuance of gunny bags to growers in the district from April 22, 2019, as all arrangements had been made in this regard.