Wheat procurement in Punjab starts today

Saturday, Apr 13, 2024

LAHORE:Food Department will start the procurement process today (Saturday) wherein farmers will be able to apply for bardana through the Bardana App, officials said Friday.

Bardana application would be available from April 13 (today) to April 17 (Wednesday) on the Bardana app, said the spokesperson while bardana would be issued from April 19 (Friday) and the purchase of wheat would start from April 22 (Monday). After verification by PITB and Punjab Land Record Authority, a confirmation message will be sent to the farmers and bardana will be given on a first come first served basis.

As per the plan, 393 wheat procurement centres have been established across Punjab. All arrangements are completed for the purchase of wheat at the district level. Wheat will be bought from the farmers at the rate of Rs3,900 per maund while delivery charges of Rs30 per 100kg will also be paid to each farmer. To protect the small farmer the eligibility for bardana acquisition has been kept up to 6 acres.