LAHORE: Punjab Food Minister Samiullah Chaudhry said on Saturday that the provincial food department has taken various steps to ensure availability of flour at a fixed rate.
According to APP, the minister said that a 33 percent increase is noted in flour supply. He said that the supply of 20kg flour bag on a daily basis had been increased from 776,000kg to 1,035,000kg.
Chaudhry said that flour release percentage on a daily basis has also been increased from 25,894 metric tons to 30,154 metric tons.
Punjab Food Department has also set up a dedicated helpline for the facility of people, he added.
The minister said that fair price shops have also been established to ensure the availability of flour to the masses.
He further said that wheat release to flour mills on a daily basis has also been increased from 25,680 metric tons to 30,000 metric tons.