States asked to have meeting with local wholesalers to ensure availability of pulses at reasonable prices

De-hoarding operations continue, over 74,846 MT pulse seized so far

NEW DELHI, Oct 24 (NEPS): The Center has asked the State Governments to have meeting with millers, wholesalers and retailers to make pulses available in retail markets at reasonable prices. This is yet another initiative already taken by few States to keep prices of pulses at affordable rates.

In a communication to the States /UTs, the Center has said that distribution of Tur, Urad, Chana and other dals at reasonable prices thorough PDS by some States has helped stabilizing the prices. Other States may consider this step also to control the prices.

Among several measures taken by the Center to keep prices under check, certain quantity of Tur dal has been imported and States were requested to indicate their requirements for retail distribution to contain price rise of pulses. Some States have responded and also lifted certain quantities of Tur dal.

Meanwhile, De-hoarding operations across the states continued. These have resulted in seizure of74,846.359 MT pulses so far. Total 6,077 raids have been conducted by the states after the amendment in the Central Order under Essential Commodities Act.


State-wise seizure of pulses so far is as follows-

 

Sl No. No State As on 23 Oct 2015

Raids conducted & Quantity seized (MT)

As on 24 Oct 2015

Raids conducted & Quantity seized (MT)

Total Quantity seized

(MT)

1

 


 

2

Andhra Pradesh

 

 

Bihar

193

 

 

859.87

 

 

No change

 

 

60

No change

 

 

4933.89

193

 

 

60

859.97

 

 

4933.89

3 Chhattisgarh 52 4525.19 55 5.20 107 4530.39
4 Haryana 227 1932 No change No change 227 1932
5 Karnataka 177 5967.34 158 2688.00 335 8755.34
6 Madhya Pradesh 25 2295.00 No change No change 25 2295.00
7 Maharashtra 498 30373.00 1994 16024.00 2492 46397.00
8 Telangana 1820 2546.00 No change No change 1820 2546.00
9 Tamil Nadu 29 4.329 No change No change 29 4.329
10 Rajasthan 285 1970.00 30 252.00 315 2222.00
11 Himachal 426 2.44 No change No change 426 2.44
12 Jharkhand Nil Nil 41 280 41 280
13 Orissa Nil Nil 7 88 7 88
            6077 74846.359

As a result of the de-hoarding drive, the States have reported declining trends in the prices pulses.


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