‘Pulses Production Will Get Desired Boost’
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan flagged off mobile vans for selling pulses at reasonable prices on June 15. These mobile vans run by National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF) will sell pulses mainly Tur and Urad at Rs. 120 /kg in various parts of Delhi. Outlets of Kendriya Bhandar and Safal are already selling pulses in Delhi and NCR at these rates.
Briefing the media on the occasion, the Minister said that Government has procured about 1,46,000 MT pulses for buffer stock. State Governments have been urged to take the pulses from the buffer stock and sell them not more than Rs. 120/kg to ensure availability at reasonable prices. He expressed the hope with the recently increase in the MSP and expected good monsoon pulses production will get desired boost.