Government Agencies to Import Further 90,000 MT Pulses for Buffer Stock
The meeting reviewed the procurement and distribution of pulses from buffer stock. So far about 40.000 MT have been allocated to the States the buffer stock for distribution not more than Rs. 120/kg. These pulses are provided to the States– Tur at the rate of Rs. 67/kg and Urad at the rate of Rs. 82/kg.
Inter Ministerial Committee on prices of essential commodities also met today to review availability and prices of essential commodities.. The meeting observed that prices of pulses have come down but have not reflected in retail. It was of the opinion that States must be asked to take immediate action under Essential Commodes Act to ensure that decline in prices id also reflected in retail also.
The meeting was attended by senior officials of Ministry/Department of Agriculture, Food, Commerce, Revenue, MMTC, NAFED etc