Disposal of seized pulses
NEW DELHI: In Maharashtra, the seized quantities of pulses are being released to the concerned importers/traders against indemnity bond with the condition to sell the same at Rs. 100/- per kg within Maharashtra. This decision will help to improve the supply situation and bring down the prices of pulses in Maharashtra. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
The Minister said that the Government decided to import pulses through MMTC under the Price Stabilization Fund. MMTC imported 5000 MT of Tur Dal. The stock was offered to the States at Rs. 69/- per kg. A total of 4927 MT Tur Dal has been received and allocated to the States.
He said that action against hoarding and blackmarketing is to be taken by the State Governments. Government of India has already empowered the States to enforce stock limits on pulses and undertake effective anti-hoarding operations