Chief Minister Approves Increasing the Daily Quota of Wheat in Punjab

Lahore, November 04, 2022 (PPI-OT): The first meeting of the Cabinet Standing Committee on Wheat was held in the Chief Minister’s Office under the chair of Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, in which the existing reserves of wheat and the requirements were reviewed. In the meeting, a decision was taken to increase the daily quota of wheat in Punjab.


Chief Minister Parvez Elahi approved increasing the quota of wheat. The Chief Minister directed the start of vigorous awareness campaigns to use high-yielding seeds and said that in this regard, an effective campaign should be run for the awareness of the farmers. He said that Punjab will be made self-sufficient in wheat.


When I left the post of chief minister in 2008, the food department had no debt. During my previous tenure, Punjab was a surplus province. Due to the incompetence of the PML-N government, the debt burden continued to increase and due to the incompetence of the PML-N government, the surplus province was stuck in the vortex of debt.


The food department will be strengthened and the burden of debt will be settled, he concluded. Secretary Food and Director Food gave a briefing regarding the position of wheat reserves. Provincial Finance Minister Mohsin Leghari, Provincial Food Minister Hasnain Bahadur Dreshak, Chief Secretary Abdullah Sumbal, Principal Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Additional Chief Secretary Home, Secretaries of Finance, Food, Agriculture departments, Director Food, former President Bank of Punjab Hamish Khan and related officials attended the meeting.


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