New Delhi: The administration decisive to import 7,500 tonnes of chana and masoor dal in the approaching days to increase domestic provide and restrain prices. The pulses subject was discussed in element in the conference of Management Committee of Price Stabilization Fund, chaired by Consumer Affairs Secretary Hem Pande at this time. The assembly decided to additional affectionate import of 5,000 tonnes of chana and 2,500 tonnes of masoor.
The Food Minister conveyed in a statement that, they asked MMTC to organize import of 2,500 masoor next to its previously thin quantity. State-run MMTC — which is importing pulses on behalf of the management, has constricted 46,000 tonnes of pulses from the abroad souk. Of this, 14,321 tonnes has landed in the country. In the gathering, the administration also decided to assign pulses from its bumper stock to Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar for retail allocation at a subsidised rate of Rs 120 per kg. The pulses, particularly tur and urad, are owed to these states at Rs 66 per kg so that they can retail additional at not supplementary than Rs 120 per kg. 1.19 lakh tonnes of pulses have been procured for the buffer stock. The Statement further conveyed that, the rabi pulses procurement is conventional to carry on till July. At there, pulses prices are transaction as elevated as Rs 198 per kg due to deficit in the domestic ouput subsequent two successive years of drought. Pulses output is predictable to be lower at 17.06 million tonnes in 2015-16 crop year as against the annual demand of 23.5 million tonnes. The break is organism met during imports.