Sindh sets wheat procurement target at 900,000 tonnes

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The Sindh cabinet decided on Wednesday to set the wheat procurement target at 900,000 tonnes.

The meeting was held at CM House and was attended by provincial ministers – Sharjeel Memon, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Nasir Shah, Sardar Shah, Saeed Ghani, Jam Khan Shoro, Zia Lanjar, Mohammad Bux Mahar, Haji Ali Hassan Zardari, Zulfiqar Shah, Advisors- Babal Khan Bahyo, Ehsan Mazari, Najmi Alam, Advisors, new Chief Secretary Asif Hyder Shah, Advocate General, Prosecutor General, and others.

The cabinet expressed its reservations about the appointment of the Chairman of the Indus Rivers System Authority (IRSA), stating that it violates the water accord.

The cabinet believed that the chairman of IRSA should be selected from among the members of the provinces or the federal government.

No one from outside could be appointed as chairman of IRSA, and doing so would be a clear violation of the accord.

Minister Food Jam Khan Shoro told the meeting a stock of 400,000 tons of wheat is available with the department. He suggested that the department has 800,000 bags of bardana/bags, therefore the wheat target may be fixed at 800,000.

The department after deliberations and discussions decided to fix a target of 900,000 of wheat to be procured for the crop 2023-24 at a support price of Rs4000 per 40 kg.

The CM directed the food department to procure 100,000 bags/ bardana and mobilise food department teams to start procurement of the wheat at the earliest

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