District: Growers welcome equal wheat support price in open markets

Sialkot: The jubilant wheat growers and farmers have welcomed equal wheat support price in open markets and at officials wheat procurement centers, as there was no difference found in the wheat yield price in the local open markets and at the official wheat procurement centers, set up by the provincial food department, in Sialkot district’s all the four Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils.

The local rejoicing wheat growers said that on Saturday the price of wheat was Rs. 1150 per mound at the local open wheat markets, which, today jumped to Rs. 1200 per mound wheat yield in the open market, as equal to the wheat price at the official wheat procurement centers in Sialkot district (a hub of producing the best quality bumper wheat yield).

The wheat growers have welcomed this equality of wheat supporting prices in local open and official markets and they have termed it a great victory of the rights of the wheat growers, saying that this equality would also discourage the middlemen, allegedly fleecing the basic rights of the wheat growers.

Deputy Director Food Gujranwala Division Ch. Naveed Ashraf told the newsmen that there is a bumper wheat yield in Sialkot district during this seasons, as the per acre wheat yield has jumped to 50 to 60 mounds per acre with thick wheat seeds during this season due to the conducive atmosphere in Sialkot district (a hub of producing best quality bumper wheat yield).

Meanwhile, the wheat harvesting was briskly underway and the transportation of wheat yield from fields to the markets and to the official wheat procurement centers was also getting day by day in Sialkot district.

A great hustle and bustle was witnessed in the local open markets and even at the official wheat procurement centers in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils today

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