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10 kg 18 lac 40 thousand flour bags will be available at official rate on daily basis across Punjab: CM Chaudhry Parvez Elahi

Lahore, January 08:

Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi stated that monthly official quota for the flour mills has been doubly increased to ensure availability of wheat and flour adding that sale points have also been doubled across the province. 10 kg18 lac 40 thousand flour bags will be available at official rate on daily basis across Punjab. CM apprised that flour mills will be released 26 thousand tonnes official wheat more than their demand adding that prices of local wheat and flour will decrease significantly by increasing the official quota. CM highlighted that Punjab government is providing subsidy to a common man under Ehsaas Programme so that this benefit can reach up to cities and villages of the province. CM intimated that poor people are being granted targeted subsidy for the provision of wheat at subsidised rates under Punjab Ehsaas Programme. CM emphasised that Punjab government is already ensuring provision of flour to the deserving persons at subsidised rates through Ehsaas Programme. CM informed that inclusion in the Ehsaas Programme to get targeted subsidy on flour can be availed through CNIC number. CM underscored that all essential steps are being taken to ensure provision of flour to the people at the provincial and district level at a fixed price.

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