Chakkis ready to sell flour at Rs80 a kilo if wheat quota raised.

HYDERABAD -- Office-bearers of Atta Chakki Owners Social Welfare Association have announced they are ready to sell flour for Rs80 per kilo at their chakkis if food department increases their quota for wheat.

The association's president Haji Mohammad Memon, general secretary Najmuddin Chohan and others demanded at a news conference at local press club here on Wednesday that the Sindh government take notice of injudicious distribution of wheat among roller mills and chakkis and increase the quota for Hyderabad's chakkis.

They said the government should review price for flour produced by chakkis in the city.

The ministers' announcement of price for flour produced by roller mills at Rs95 was a great injustice when the official price of chakki flour was fixed at Rs75 by the government, they said.

They said the Sindh food department officials wanted to end the role of chakkis in the city by unjust distribution of wheat from their godowns. The flour mills were being allowed to sell the commodity for Rs95 per kilo although it was devoid of superfine flour and granulated wheat whereas chakkis were required to sell flour inclusive of the two ingredients at Rs75 per kilo, they said.

They expressed surprise as to why the...

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