(NDAgConnection.com) – 1.6 mn tonnes of wheat damaged in rains: Severe rains damaged around 1.6 million tonnes of wheat stock, stored in government warehouses in the Larkana division on Tuesday.

As per details, the Sindh government failed in saving wheat stock during the recent rains and 600,000 tonnes of wheat stock, stored inside warehouses and ten lacs of wheat lying in the open sky in the Larkana district were completely damaged.

Due to damage to the wheat stock, it is feared that flour prices will hit Rs200 per kg in the near future, which is currently being sold at Rs120 per kg.

Meanwhile, the hoarding of wheat is also underway after the Sindh government fixed the Rs4,000 wheat support price.

Earlier, Karachi Wholesalers Grocers Association (KWGA) Chairman Abdul Rauf Ibrahim expressed fear of a flour crisis across the country and inflated prices up to Rs200 per kg.