Govt procures 4.902 MMT wheat so far.

ISLAMABAD -- The government has so far procured over 4.902 million metric tons (MMT) of wheat under the grain-procurement campaign for the year 2023-24 against the set target of 7.8 MMT to fulfill the local consumptions and maintain the strategic reserves in the country.

Despite the climate change-related challenges, heavy rains and catastrophic floods in the country, the local wheat output during the current season was estimated at 27.5 MMT, which was the highest in the last 10 years, said Food Security Commissioner in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research Imtiaz Ali Gopang.

Talking to reporter here on Tuesday, he said so far about 63 percent of the assigned procurement targets for the current season were accomplished and the grain procurement drive across the crop-producing areas was in full swing.

Under the wheat procurement drive, the Punjab Province had completed 76 percent of its task as it procured about 3.405 MMT of wheat as against the target of 4.500 million metric tons, Gopang added.

Meanwhile, the Sindh Province has completed about 46 percent of its...

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