Commissioner Karachi Mohammed Iqbal Memon on Saturday notified ex-mill and retail rates of wheat flour in the city.
The wheat rate for millers is set at Rs 95 per kg, the ex-mills pricing is established at Rs 98 per kg, and the independent chakki owners can sell flour for a maximum of Rs 105 per KG, according to a notification released from the commissioner’s office.
The commissioner gave the Deputy Commissioners (DC) and Assistant Commissioners (AC) instructions to monitor the cost of flour in their respective areas.
Additionally, he ordered legal action to be taken against flour mills, chakki mills, and merchants that sell wheat flour for more than the set prices set by the government.
It is important to note that the flour millers are selling their product for between Rs. 110 and Rs. 130 per kg.
After the provincial government granted subsidized wheat quota to mills earlier this month, Sindh millers decreased the price of flour by Rs55 per kg.
Details show that once the province government granted a discounted wheat quota to mills, the price of flour was reduced to Rs95, a reduction of Rs55 per kilogramme.
Additional government wheat quota have been announced by the Sindh Food Department. The letter claimed that “an additional amount of 165,000 metric tonnes of wheat has been released to flour mills.”
Additionally, it said that Miller received the increased allotment for the final 18 days of January. The price per kilogram of wheat would be Rs85.
“The mills should be bound and committed to sell the wheat flour at the rate of Rs95 per kg in the open market,” the notification stated. All Sindh mills will submit a written report on flour sales to Food Department on a daily basis.