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Sindh spends Rs 25 billion on flour subsidy, says food minister ThePipaNews

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Karachi-Sindh Food Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla said the provincial government is subsidizing Rs 25 billion on supply of flour at Rs 65 per kg at 700 points across the province.

In a joint press conference, Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Mr. Chawla said that the biggest problem of the country is the rehabilitation of flood victims.

Food Minister Chawla said: “Flour has been made available at 80 per cent points of designated centers on Thursday,” he said, adding that flour would be available at 100 per cent centers in a few days.

The food minister said the province required 800,000 bags of wheat per day, and Karachi required 400,000 bags of wheat per day. He said that 25,000 bags of flour were received in Karachi yesterday, which were sold by evening.

Minister Memon said that the provincial government has taken major steps to provide relief to the people. “Our entire leadership, chief minister, cabinet members, MPAs, MNAs are focused on providing maximum relief to the people of the province,” he said.

He said, for the convenience of the public, flour is being supplied to the people at affordable prices through shops, stalls and mobile trucks across the province.

The Information Minister said that strict instructions have been given to the Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners to ensure that the facility of supplying flour at subsidized prices is not misused.

He said that relief operations are going on in the province. He said 355,384 tents, 358,998 plastic tarpaulins, 2,676,473 mosquito nets, 776,313 liters of mineral water, 49,919 kitchen sets and other items were distributed to the affected and 950,224 families were given bags.

The local government minister said that spray machines have been arranged at the Union Parishad level in the entire province. “Smoking operations are underway across the province, while the district administration, irrigation department, local bodies, public health are working together to desilt water,” he added.

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