LAHORE – Commissioner Jawad Rafique Malik has said, while presiding a meeting, that the wheat purchase for 2013-14, forty one centers for wheat procurement will be established in the division but number can be enhanced keeping in view the wheat catchments areas.

He directed all the DCOs and district food controllers to facilitate the farmers and uphold the transparency in jute bags distribution. The Commissioner said that there will be no role of middlemen in wheat procurement and it would be purchased directly from the genuine growers.

The commissioner said that following the complaint redressal mechanism, farmers could be taken into confidence upon whole process of wheat procurement. Commissioner was told that distribution of jute bags will be started from April 15 and wheat purchase will be started from April 20.