BAHAWALPUR –About 272,300 metric ton wheat will be purchased from the farmers of district Bahawalpur at the price of Rs1,200 per 40kg, said the district coordination officer.

He added 28 purchasing centers had established. Distribution of gunny bags will start from April 15 which will continue till 31 May. Wheat Control room had been established in DCO Office, he told the media.

He said that distribution of gunny bags will start from 15 April which will continue till 31 may throughout the district. Regarding the purchase of the wheat Control room on district level is established in DCO Office Bahawalpur whose contact No is 062-9250071.

The DCO directed Food, Revenue, Agriculture and other departments to provide convenience to the farmers to make this campaign successful and in this matter complete all the arrangements on time. He directed that throughout the district all the purchasing centres will become functional.  He ordered to ensure the provision of sitting, tent and water facilities for the Market Committee and farmers on purchasing centres and display banners on the prominent places. The DCO said that to make the wheat purchasing convenient and to provide the convenience to the farmers the centre coordinator and in charge had been deployed.