Punjab decides to raise wheat support price to Rs1600
LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar announced on Monday that the government has enhanced the minimum wheat support price by Rs200 to Rs1600 per 40 kilograms for next crop.
In a couple of tweets, Buzdar said that the decision has been taken to continue PTI government’s farmer-friendly policies.
He added that the previous governments had fixed it at Rs1300 for years, causing a decrease in production.
CM said that the government had also raised prices for 2019-20 year, adding that the full payment of crops to farmers with dignity was also ensured.
In the past, the support price was announced before the harvesting season and now the government has revealed the new price at a time when crops are being sowed so the farmers could take decisions easily.
تحریک انصاف حکومت نے اپنی کسان دوست پالیسیوں کو جاری رکھتے ہوئے گندم کی اگلی فصل کی کم از کم قیمت میں 200 روپے کا تاریخی اضافہ کرتےہوئے 1600روپے فی من کرنے کا فیصلہ کیاہے
پچھلی حکومت نے گندم کی قیمت کو 1300 روپے پر منجمد رکھا جس سے کسان پس کر رہ گئےتھے اور پیداور میں بھی کمی آئی— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) October 26, 2020
Earlier today, the Economic Coordination Committee proposed 1600 rupees as minimum support price for next year's wheat crop.
The decision to this respect was taken at a ECC meeting held in Islamabad with Prime Minister's Adviser Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the chair.
It was briefed to the ECC that the support price mechanism plays a pivotal role in boosting wheat production as it stabilizes market and increases profitability of the farmers.
Since 2010-2011, MSP for wheat has been revised 4 times.
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