KARACHI: A meeting of the Sindh Cabinet on Thursday fixed wheat support price at Rs 2,000 per 40 kilograms for the crop.
A meeting of the provincial cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah approved the decision in a meeting, a spokesperson of the chief minister said.
The provincial cabinet also decided to fix the support price of sugarcane crop at Rs 202 per maund, the spokesman said.
Secretary Agriculture in a briefing in the Sindh cabinet session said that Punjab and Balochistan provinces have recommended support price for wheat at 1700 per 40 kilograms.
“We use foreign exchange over import of wheat” Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said.
“The imported wheat is lesser in quality then our wheat crop,” secretary agriculture said.
“We will be forced to import wheat next year if failed to increase the support price this year”, the secretary said in briefing.