LAHORE, June 14 (APP):Punjab government has proposed to allocate Rs 500 million for development of food sector in the budget 2021-22.
According to budget document, Rs 250 million have been allocated for ongoing food schemes, while the other Rs 250 million have been allocated for new schemes of food sector.
For five ongoing schemes of food sector, Punjab government has reserved Rs 27 million for development of food testing laboratory in Faisalabad, Rs 15 million for designing strategic planning unit, Rs 93.77 million for digitalization of inventory control of Food Directorate Lahore, Rs 47.16 million for establishment of up-gradation of Food and Testing Laboratory Multan and Rs 40 million for construction of a modern concrete silos in Bahawalpur.
For five new schemes, Rs 50 million has been reserved for construction of offices of Food directorate, Rs 70 million for establishing nutrition support and awareness network; Rs 60.80 million for setting up four mobile laboratories for testing/verifying the sources contents in sugarcane crushed by the sugar mills in Punjab.
Another Rs 18 million have been reserved for mobile food sampling and inspection infrastructure for strengthening anti-adulteration campaign in Bahawalpur and D.G Khan, besides Rs 51.20 million allocation for establishing mobile milk testing facilities in Rawalpindi and Multan.