LAHORE: The federal government decided to increase the wheat’s support price to Rs. 1150 from 950 per maund, SAMAA reports Saturday.
Farmers seemed satisfied with the decision; but, people are worried in view of the imminent surge in price of atta (flour).
It should be mentioned here that the farmer organizations were demanding the government since long to raise the wheat price after the surge in prices of fertilizers and other agriculture-help apparatus.
People at large and those linked with food industry are worried, as according to them, this price hike will provide spur to the price of almost everything.
Agri-experts say that the government should provide fertilizers, seeds and agri-medicines to the farmers on cheap rates; instead of fuelling the support price of wheat. SAMAA
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