The government of Punjab has established the wheat purchasing centres across the province, as per the reports of local media.
The centres have been established in Raiwind, Rakh Chebhal, Burki and Kahena.
According to the officials, the applications are being set up for issuing the bardana wheat bags which will continue their operations until the 19th of April.
The bags distribution will take place on the 20th of April. A target of 26,350 tons has been set of the wheat purchase at the aforementioned purchasing centres.
Strict preventive steps have been taken in order to curb the spread of the global pandemic coronavirus.
Previously, chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar held a punjab cabinet meeting at his office during which the approval of wheat procuremnet campaign 2020-2021 was given.
The decision was taken to fix the wheat price at Rs.1,400 per maund while the target of wheat procurement was set at 45 lakh metric tons. The flour mills were also given the permit to buy wheat however there will be a ban on them for trading wheat.
On the other hand, the Pakistan Railways has extended the decision of train services suspension until the 24th of April.
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