Flour price up by Rs25 per 20kg bag in Punjab

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LAHORE: The Punjab government on Monday accorded an approval to increasing the flour price by Rs25 per 20kg bag to Rs665 in the retail market.

However, flour mill owners are adamant to increase the price of flour bag by Rs30, claiming that their costs of production have compelled them to enhance the price accordingly. The recent increase in price has been made following the Punjab government’s decision to enhance the wheat release price by Rs50 per 40 kg.


Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Punjab CM on Food Muhammad Mansha Ullah Butt conducted a surprise raid on the Alraee Flour Mills Darogawala. District Food Controller Khudad Khan, Storage Officer Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti and Staff Officer Syed Siaf Ali also accompanied him.


On checking the record of the mill and electricity bill, great difference was found between the quota of wheat supplied and the statistics of grinding, upon which he immediately ordered to stop the daily quota of 350 bags of wheat of the mill.

He ordered the DFC to check the complete record of electricity along with Lesco officers, used for grinding of wheat and added that strict action be taken against the persons responsible. He also inspected the price, quality and weight of the flour supplied by the mills to shops.


He said no mill owner was allowed to increase the price of flour and strict action would be taken against mill owners and the retailers involved in overcharging. Butt also inspected the godown of wheat at Mughalpura and checked the weight and quality of wheat in different bags. He ordered to continue the sale and supply of flour in Sunday bazaars on lesser rates than the market.

Courtesy:  The News

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