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India to import another 10,000 tonnes of pulses

01 Jul 2016

New Delhi: In order to contain prices of pulses further, India has decided to order further 10000 tonnes of pulses.

In order to contain prices of pulses further, India has decided to order further 10000 tonnes of pulses.

Decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of Management Committee of Price Stabilisation Fund on June 30, 2016 chaired by Secretary Consumer Affairs, Hem Pande.

The meeting reviewed the import and procurement of pulses for buffer stock and allocation to the States for further distribution.

The meeting decided to further tender import of 5000 tonnes Chana and 2500 tonnes Masoor. It also asked MMTC to order import of 2500 Masoor against its already contracted quantity.

So far, MMTC has contracted import of 46,000 tonnes pulses and out of the 14,321 tonnes pulses have been delivered. Besides this 68,000 tonnes Rabi pulses and 51,000 tonnes Kharif pulses have been procured. Procurement of rabi pulses is expected to continue till July.

The meeting also approved allocations of pulses from buffer stock to Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar.

In order to see that pulses are available at reasonable prices, the committee also directed National Consumer Cooperative Federation (NCCF) to start selling Chana Dal at Rs.60/kg thorough its mobile outlets in Delhi. NCCF is already selling Tur and Urad through its outlets at Rs.120/kg.


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