Growers in Sindh staged protest over delay in setting up of wheat procurement centres by Sindh government despite fact that the season of harvest of crops has ended and wheat crop has started reaching the market where the growers were being exploited by traders by purchasing wheat at Rs 1100 per maund rather than Rs 1400 per muand.
The protest was held outside Hyderabad Press Club (HPC) on Friday where a large number of growers participated and chanted slogans against the Sindh government.
Leading the protest, Leaders of Sindh Growers, Nawab Zubair Ahmed Talpur, Ali Palh and others said that the season of wheat harvest almost ended but Sindh government could not set up procurement cells in the province. Such situation created severe problems for growers where they are compelled to sell at Rs 1100 rather than rate of Rs 1400 per maund, they said.
They demanded from government to immediately open procurement centers and to supply Bardana (empty gunny bags) to growers so they can sell their commodity at government the rate of Rs 1400 per muand. If their demands were not met, they should stage a sit-in in Karachi, they threatened the Sindh government.
Source: Business Recorder