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Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
30-June-2016 15:13 IST
Further import of pulses ordered

Chana dal at Rs 60/kg through NCCF outlets in Delhis

In order to ensure availability of pulses at reasonable prices, National Consumer Cooperative Federation (NCCF) has been directed 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. Decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of Management Committee of Price Stabilisation Fund here today. Chaired by Secretary Consumer Affairs, Shri 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 MT Chana and 2500 MT 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 MT pulses and out of the 14,321 MT pulses have been delivered. Besides this 68,000 MT Rabi pulses and 51,000 MT 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.

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