Government to sell 2 lakh tonne tur dal in the open market from pulses stock

Jun 12 2019 07:47 PM
Government to sell 2 lakh tonne tur dal in the open market from pulses stock

New Delhi: The government has decided to sell 2 lakh tonnes of Tur dal to open market from the buffer stock of pulses. The government has a buffer stock of 11.53 million tonnes of pulses. In addition, a stock of 27.32 lakh tonnes of pulses is under PSS scheme with nafed. Altogether, 39 lakh tonnes of pulses are available with the government.

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License to be issued soon

As per the information received from the sources, 1.75 million tonnes of Tur dal will be imported this year under the India-Mozambique G2G agreement. Licenses will be issued within 10 days on applications received for import. The order to import 2 lakh tonnes of Tur Dal was issued on 4 June. It is expected that the price of pulses will fall.

 

With this, the trend of alleged increase in prices of Tur Dal was reviewed with Secretary, Consumer affairs, Secretary, Food & Public Distribution and Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Joint Secretary Commerce.

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