Flour mill owners in Punjab announce Rs 6 per kg increase in flour price

Flour mill owners in Punjab announce Rs 6 per kg increase in flour price

In Punjab, flour mill owners have increased the price of flour by Rs 6 per kg. Meanwhile, Provincial Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said that flour mills will not allow flour to become more expensive and action will be taken against those who do so, Flour Mills Association said.  According to the report, after the recent increase in the price of flour, the ex-mill price of a 20 kg bag will be Rs 900 while the retail price will be Rs 925.

 The Flour Mills Association says that the price of 20 kg bag has been increased from Rs 50 to Rs 60 in South Punjab. According to the Flour Mills Association, the price of wheat has gone up to Rs 1600 in the province due to which the price of flour has to be increased.

 According to a statement issued by the President of Flour Mills Association, Abdul Rauf Mukhtar, at the request of the government, we did not increase the price of flour during Ramadan, but now the price of wheat in the open market has gone up to Rs 1,600 to Rs 1,700.  That the price of wheat in each district will be fixed by adding Rs. 100 grinding charges which have been approved by the government and thus the price of flour will be different in each district.  As the price of wheat in the open market goes down, so will the price of flour.

 Provincial Food Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said that flour mills will not allow flour to become more expensive and action will be taken against those who do so. Abdul Aleem Khan has said that there is a difference in wheat prices in different districts of Punjab where wheat  It will be cheaper and the price of flour will also be lower there. Abdul Aleem Khan said that the price of flour will be the same which will be decided after consultation with the government.

 He hoped that the mill owners would co-operate while realizing the plight of the people but if the Flour Mills Association did not co-operate, the government would take its own course.

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