‘Wheat stock available till April’ | The Express Tribune


LAHORE:

The Punjab Food Department has more than three million tonnes of wheat in stock, which is sufficient based on the historical consumption pattern till April 2022.

The department stated on Sunday that the stock is about 0.8 million tonnes more than that on November 20 last year.

In Faisalabad division, the total wheat stock available with the food department is 426,410MT, which is sufficient for 126 days. The demand for remaining days will be met by lifting wheat from districts with surplus production.

The department said that 805 mills with 8,168 roller bodies were grinding and supplying flour in the market.

In the procurement season, flour mills purchased almost 0.8 million tonnes of wheat.

The food department will hold consultations with PFMA on the revised set of demands to ensure uninterrupted supply of flour.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, November 22nd, 2021.




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