LAHORE - Punjab Government is fast finalising the package to give incentives to the small growers of vegetables to encourage them to the cultivation of these essential items so that they are available to the public at cheaper rates in the market.
Provincial Food Minister and Chairman Punjab Price Control Cabinet Committee Bilal Yasin while presiding over a meeting here Tuesday expressed satisfaction the ‘strenuous efforts’ of the Punjab government that have born fruits as the prices of essential items have been reduced to a large extent and they are duly available to the citizens at affordable rates. The Minister said that essential items are being sold at rates fixed by the government at Sahulat bazaar and the regular bazaars throughout the province. He said the work on formulating a policy to provide special package to small farmers is being completed expeditiously to incentivise them in increasing fruits and vegetables productivity. Provincial Minister for Industries Ch Shafique, Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed and other relevant officers of the department were present in the meeting.
The Minister told the meeting that strict action is being taken against those selling water-filled meat and milk, while kits are being provided to the laboratories to check adulteration in edibles. He said a great deal of reduction has been registered in retail and shop prices.