Most Labours Move Native Village For Wheat Harvesting
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Sun 09th May 2021 | 03:10 PM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th May, 2021 ) :A large number people who belong to villages and working in different cities of the country including Rawalpindi and Islamabad have moved back to their native villages to help their families in wheat crop harvesting and threshing, reveals a survey conducted by APP.
Ghulam Akbar, a resident of Muzaffargrah who was working here as a mason told APP via telephone that harvesting, threshing of wheat was at its peak and there were chances of an early close of this season.
He said that wheat harvest is an annual festival for many families, as they arrange their annual wheat stock in the season. A family of three can easily earn up to five maunds of wheat (Rs 8,000) per day, he added.
He claimed that this year production of wheat was wonderful as compared to last years and farmers getting 40 maund to 50 maund per arc which is blessing of Almighty Allah.
"We start harvesting early in the morning around 5am before taking a break at around 1pm," he said. "Our work then resumes at 3pm and continues till 7pm." Talking to APP, an official of the agriculture department confirmed that the wheat harvest, threshing and procurement processes were in full swing as gunny bags were being distributed across the Punjab. The government had set target of wheat production at 26.78 million ton for 2020-21, he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Meteorological Department (PDM) has predicted a good news for wheat growing farmers, saying that the weather system is expected to be 'lovely and suitable' for crop harvesting across the country.
On other side as per wheat procurement plan, the provincial food department decided to make wheat procurement target flexible considering the market sentiments and may buy up to five million tons of grains during this drive.