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2 million tonnes of wheat wasted

Nearly two million tonnes of wheat in Punjab government stocks carried forward from previous years has become a heavy burden on the provincial kitty, as it has not only lost its nutritional

All set to harvest 24.2m tonnes: officials

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is all set to harvest a bumper wheat crop of 24.4 million tonnes from the wheat crop sown over 8.8 million hectares acreage, says the second estimate of the crop issued by the provinces to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. According to the report, Punjab would be producing 18.2 million tonnes of wheat from acreage of 6.68 million hectares, Sindh 4.2 million tonnes from 1.14 million hectares, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa 1.1 million tonnes from 0.74 million hectares

‘Bumper wheat crop of over 24m tonnes expected’

ISLAMABAD – Bumper wheat harvest of over 24 million tonnes is expected during the current crop season in comparison to 22 million tonnes required for domestic consumption. Wheat Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MinFA) Development Commissioner Dr Shakeel Ahmad Khan has said that crop harvesting was in full swing in Sindh where over 115,000 tonnes of the commodity has been procured.
He informed that the harvesting has also started in Punjab Province where as the procurement

0.8m tonnes of wheat sold for export

LAHORE – The Punjab Food Department has sold over 0.8 million tonnes of wheat for export while agreements have been signed for the sale of more wheat to exporters. Out of 6.6 million tonnes wheat in stocks from procurement of 2010-11, the Punjab Food Department has so far sold over four million tonnes of wheat helping the department to pay back the loans against it and creating room for the storage of wheat to be procured in current season.
Provincial Food Minister Chaudhry

Sugar output estimate hiked up to 4.1 mln tonnes

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is estimated to have produced 4.1 million tonnes of sugar from the 2010/11 crop, industry officials said on Wednesday, adding there was no need to import the sweetener this year, given ample stocks.
The new estimate is up nearly 400,000 tonnes from the previous projection despite initial fears that output would fall because of massive summer floods in 2010 that damaged several crops, including sugarcane.
“Sugar output from the 2010/11 crop has reached

ECC allows export of 200,000 tonnes of wheat

ISLAMABAD – The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet, on Monday, allowed the Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Supplies Corporation (PASSCO) to sell 200,000 tonnes of wheat for export, disallowed institutional investment in the national savings schemes and set up a committee to decide on a subsidy worth Rs 4.6 billion to farmers on 225,000 tonnes of imported urea.
The ECC meeting was held under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Monday.