LAHORE (Dunya News) - The Punjab government has achieved its wheat procurement target of 3.5 million tonnes.
According to details, the provincial government has paid over 170 billion rupees to the farmers to procure 3,685,669 tonnes of the commodity which is 105.3 percent of the government target.
As per procurement details, Bahawalpur division produced most of the wheat, with Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan securing second and third spots. The department bought 665,643 tonnes of the grain from Bahawalpur, 552,000 tonnes from Multan and 530,000 tonnes from DG Khan divisions.
Whereas 497,000 tonnes of wheat was procured from Faisalabad, 445,000 tonnes from Gujranwala, 345,000 tonnes from Sahiwal, 342,210 tonnes from Lahore and 302,204 tonnes from Sargodha division.
Rawalpindi division, a mostly rain-fed area, contributed just 7,872 tonnes to the food department’s buying spree.