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Wheat procurement drive from April 20 FAISALABAD: Wheat procurement drive will commence in Punjab including Faisalabad division from April 20, 2016. A spokesman of the Food Department said here on Sunday that 4 million metric ton wheat will be purchased from growers of the Punjab including 504,000 ton from Faisalabad division, 746000 ton from Bahawalpur, 673000 ton from Multan, 485000 ton from Sahiwal, 474000 ton from Dera Ghazi Khan, 432000 ton from Gujranwala, 342000 ton from Sargodha, 339000 ton from Lahore and 5000 metric ton wheat from Rawalpindi division. Ample stock of gunny bags (Bardana) is also available and its distribution among the growers will be started from April 15, he added. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Wheat procurement to begin from 15th SIALKOT: The official wheat procurement will begin in the district from April 15. DCO Dr Asif Tufail said this while presiding over a meeting held here on Thursday. ADCG Dr Umer Sher Chatta, District Food Controller Muhammad Rohail Butt,assistant commissioners and assistant food controllers also attended the meeting.The DCO said the administration had set up nine wheat procurement centers in the district.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Committees at district, tehsil levels formed for wheat procurement LAHORE: The district administration has formed committees at district and Tehsil level for wheat procurement.A spokesman of district administration Lahore said on Monday, that committees formed at district level consist of seven members and DCO Lahore would be secretary of district committee.CCPO Lahore, EDO Agriculture, District Food Controller, village representatives Muhammad Jehangir, Muhammad Shehbaz and Muhammad Ishrat would be the members of the committee.He further said that secretary of the committee formed at Tehsil level ...

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Bullion prices on Thursday KARACHI: Following were the bullion prices in Karachi and Multan, on Thursday. KARACHI: (per 10 gram) Gold Tezabi 24 CT Rs. 42428 Silver Tezabi Rs. 565.71 MULTAN: (per 10 gram)Gold Tezabi-24 CT Rs. 41750.00Gold 22 CT Rs. 38170.00Silver Tezabi Rs. 560.00Silver Thobi Rs. 518.00Note: Bullion rates from Lahore and Hyderabad were not received today. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Wheat procurement begins in Sindh KARACHI: The procurement of wheat from farmers at the rate of Rs. 1,300 per Mound has been started in Sindh province from Wednesday (March 30). Director Food Sindh Muhammad Bachal told APP here on Wednesday that wheat procurement target has been set at 11,00,000 metric tonne this year, which is 200,000 metric tonnes more than that of the previous year. He said that the provincial government is making all possible efforts to provide maximum relief ...

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Wheat farmers alleged financial losses due to delay in getting gunny bags HYDERABAD: The wheat farmers are complaining of suffering financial loss as the official wheat procurement centres and gunny bags distributions has allegedly been deliberately delayed. The farmers' representatives claim that while the wheat harvest in southern Sindh had completed by around half of the cultivate crop, the gunny bags are yet to reach in the farmers hands. "In Mirpurkhas region's districts over 50 percent of the standing wheat crop has been harvested but the government ...

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Wheat farmers told to beware of Rust disease MULTAN: Agriculture experts have advised farmers to closely monitor wheat crop at delicate growth stage of grain formation and warned them to beware of Aphid attack and Rust disease that had caused reduction in wheat production last year in Punjab.Wheat is a main food crop that meets 75 per cent of our domestic food requirements and experts believe farmers should be vigilant in crop care to ensure that the country should meet target of 19.5 ...