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DERABAD, (Pakistan Point News – 7th Jan, 2023) : The Sindh Chamber of Agriculture, a farmers’ lobby group, has asked the provincial government to notify Rs 4,000 per jewel wheat support price as its delay is causing uncertainty among the wheat. growers
HYDERABAD, (UrduPoint News / Pakistan Point – 7th Jan, 2023 ) : Sindh Chamber of Agriculture, a farmers’ lobby group, has asked the provincial government to notify Rs 4,000 per durum wheat support price as its delay is causing uncertainty among the growers. wheat
Addressing a press conference at the SCA office here on Saturday, SCA President Syed Miran Muhammad Shah recalled that Sindh Chief Minister had announced more than 2 months ago that the support price would be doubled from Rs 2,000 in 2022 to Rs 4,000 in 2022. 2023 .
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He pointed out that the government had set the target of growing wheat crop on 3 million acres but it could not drain rain and flood water from many parts of the wheat growing belt because only about 2.1 million acres the crop was grown.
He said last year the country produced 26.2 million tonnes of wheat against the national demand of 28 million tonnes which resulted in a deficit of 1.
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8 million tonnes.
The chamber president said that many rural areas in Mirpurkhas, Tando Allahyar, Noshehro Feroze and Dadu districts are still under water.
He also warned that if there was a serious shortage of wheat, the price of flour would likely go beyond Rs 200 per kilogram.
He drew the government’s attention to cotton and dates crops, saying that the two exportable crops needed government support to enable the farmers to stand on their feet again.
He complained that the black marketeers were charging excessive prices for the fertilizer and urea and that the government departments that were supposed to regulate the dealers were not performing their duties properly.
Chamber officials including Zahid Bhurgari and Nabi Bux Sathio, among others, were present on the occasion.