NO DEARTH OF FLOUR IN SINDH- JAM MEHTAB HUSSAIN DAHAR

SAMEER NAZIR
KARACHI:
Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that first time in the history of Sindh, the price of flour were low than in Punjab and the procurement process of wheat at government level is simple and transparent. This he said while talking to various delegations here at his residence on Wednesday. He said that there was no dearth of flour all over Sindh including Hyderabad. Sindh Food Debarment had provided 5 lac 23 thousand and 450 wheat bags to chakkis in Hyderabad district and 5 lac 31 thousand and 840 bags to flour mills of Hyderabad.
Jam Mehtab Dahar added ‘Sindh government gave subsidy of Rs.216 to 100 kg wheat bag each .In the market the flour has been available from Rs.41 per kg to Rs. 42 per kg, while ex-mill price was Rs.39.50 and retail price was Rs.40.50 per kg.’
He said to fix the price of the flour of Chakkis was the responsibility of Deputy Commissioner concerned while to maintain and to ensure the sale of flour at the price fixed by the government was the duty of local administration. ‘Due to measure of Food Department Sindh the prices of flour have got stability and the people of Sindh have got relief as well.’ Provincial Minister for food concluded.