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Government to distribute subsidized pulses through postal network

India Blooms News Service | 15 Oct 2016, 07:19 pm
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IBNS): The Union Government has decided to use the postal network for distribution of subsidised pulses and release more 'chana' from the buffer stock to ensure availability of these commodities at reasonable prices during ongoing festival season, the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution said on Friday.

The decisions were taken in the Inter Ministerial Committee meeting on prices of essential commodities headed by Union Consumer Affairs Secretary, Hem Pande on Friday.

The committee reviewed availability and prices of essential commodities specially pulses and suggested that in the absence of government outlets in the states, postal networks should be exploited for the distribution.

It was observed that there are declining trends in the prices of pulses in recent weeks. Prices some of the other commodities are stable.

The committee also reviewed procurement arrangements of Kharif pulses by government agencies.

It was informed that so far 500 procurement centres have been opened and farmers are being paid through check or bank transfer instantly.

The central government has set up procurement target of 50,000 MT for current Kharif pulses.


 

Government to distribute subsidized pulses through postal network

India Blooms News Service
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