NWFP has always been
a wheat deficit province, the short
fall is recouped through allocations
made by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture
and Livestock (MINFAL) from indigenous
wheat or imports from abroad. Annual
wheat requirement of the province is
based on the population of the NWFP
(settled areas) plus population of FATA
and Afghan Refugees living in the province
at prescribed scale of 124kg per head
Food Department NWFP
provides wheat of Flour Mills for consumption
of general public on subsidized rates.
Government of NWFP Finance Department
allocates budget for this purpose for
each financial year.
The subsidy is worked out on the actual
releases of wheat to settled areas as
well as FATA. For the purpose of calculating
the subsidy for a particular financial
year, the incidental charges included
in that year under various heads are
worked out and after reconciliation
with Accountant General NWFP; these
are approved by the NWFP Finance Department.
Besides, the incidentals of the dispatching
agencies i.e. MINFAL, PASCO or Punjab
Department, are also added in the time
of calculating the subsidy.