Centre directs Govt. Agencies to procure Urad and Tur
NEW DELHI: Cabinet Secretary, P.K. Sinha , Thursday directed the Government agencies to procure pulses directly from the farmers in all pulse producing states.
Procurement of moong has already started by the agencies in Karnataka and Maharashtra and it will be soon expanded to other states according to arrivals. The agencies have been directed to take up procurement of urad from 15 September 2016 and tur also immediate on its arrival.
Centre have directed all the concern Ministries and Departments to strengthen monitoring mechanism to ensure availability of these commodities at reasonable prices during the coming festival.