Central Government on Tuesday took a series of decisions to control the food inflation in the country. Central Government has decided to double the import quota of tuar daal (Indian Pulse) from 2 lakh tones to 4 lakh tones.
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Civil Supplies, Ram Vilas Paswan announced that the central government will sell 2 lakh tones of tuar daal from the buffer stock. Later, he tweeted “We will issue licenses for import of pulses within 10 days by sorting the applications received so far,”
The Central Government of India has issued an order for import of 2 lakh tonnes of tuar daal on June 4 and has also decided to double the import quota of tuar daal from 2 lakh tones to 4 lakh tones.
The Central Government of India has a buffer stock of 11.53 lakh tonnes of pulses and National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) has a stock of 27.32 lakh tonnes of pulses under the price support scheme. The total stock of pulses with the government is 39 lakh tones. Under the G2G agreement with Mozambique Government, our country will import 1.75 lakh tones of pulses.
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