The Food Department’s activities are mainly focused on:
a) Procurement of wheat from growers during harvesting period at supporting
price, fixed by the Federal Govt.
b) Opening of wheat procurement centers throughout the province, at the
provincial reserves centers/places with establishment of temporary bank
booth to make payment to the growers, on the spot.
c) Handling and transportation of wheat to the wheat deficit areas/non
d) Safe storage of wheat in covered godowns and to maintain revolving /
strategic reserves of wheat, in order to meet any eventuality or at the time
e) Release of wheat to flour mills and chakkies at the subsidized rate in order
to ensure the wheat atta supply to the general public, at a affordable/
f) To maintain stability in prices of wheat and its product in open market by
releasing wheat stocks and to discourage hoarding of stocks