Government of the Punjab through its food department provides its people with quality flour at affordable prices while safeguarding the interests of wheat growers by ensuring them fair price for their produce as well as maintaining food security in the Province. The Government’s will to protect the interest of the growers on the one hand by ensuring that they get due return of their produce while on the other it will also see to it that the consumers get wheat flour (Atta), the staple food, at affordable price. Combination of the above two contrasting objectives made provision of subsidy inevitable. Therefore, the Food Department is safeguarding the interests of growers through wheat purchase on support price fixed by the Government, maintenance of strategic reserves as well as improving the quality of life of citizens in the Punjab by providing them quality flour at reasonable prices.
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