Wheat growers in Sindh are facing immense hardships in view of the non-availability of gunny bags. Whatever stock of wheat bags is available, it is distributed either to influential landowners or supplied on charging extra money illegally. When there is restriction on inter-district and inter-provincial movement of wheat in the province, non-availability of gunny bags leave hapless farmers with no choice but to sell wheat at a much lower price. Wholesale purchasers are waiting in the wings for such an opportunity to arise. They know that farmers cannot wait indefinitely in view of climatic uncertainties, as well as lack of storage facilities. Moreover, they need money for running their daily affairs, pay debts and also to prepare for the second sowing.
SIKANDAR ALI SHAH,
Kandiaro, May 17.