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.
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.