Sindh decides to fix Rs4000 per 40 kg wheat price to support flood-hit farmers
The Sindh Cabinet, in order to encourage and strengthen flood-affected local farmers to grow more wheat and avoid famine-like situation in the province has fixed a support price of wheat at Rs4000 per 40 kg.
The Sindh Cabinet meeting was held in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat under the chairmanship of the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, in which Cabinet members, Ministers and Provincial Assembly members including Chief Secretary Sindh, Commissioners of all districts and other high officials participated.
During the cabinet meeting, a sub-committee of the cabinet was established to determine the price of government wheat for wheat release.
After the Cabinet meeting, Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said in a briefing that the Sindh Cabinet has fixed the price of wheat at Rs4000 per 40 kg for crop 2022-23.
Manzoor Wasan and Sharjeel Memon told in the briefing that by giving a good support price, the farmers will produce the new crop in their land soon.
The chief minister said that the provincial government purchased imported wheat at a cost of Rs9000 per 40 kg which meant that the grower of other countries were given benefit,” he said and added: “now, we have to think about our grower who has to reclaim his land from the flood water, prepare it for sowing and use costly inputs to grow the crop, therefore the benefit of the better price must be pass on to the local grower.”
On the other hand, the cabinet on the recommendation of selection boards/Committees approved appointment of Imran Samad as CEO/President of Sindh Bank, Salahuddin MD Karachi Water Board and Asadullah as COO Karachi water.