November 2015 \ Business & Investment \ Business and Governance
Pulses Seized

  • Mr Ram Vilas Paswan

In the endeavour to make pulses available at reasonable prices, several states in the country continued their enforcement action against hoarding and black-marketing. Over 15,000 metric tonnes of pulses were seized in October, taking the total quantity of pulses seized in de-hoarding operations to over 98,000 metric tonnes. At the same time states continued with the arrangements to sell pulses at reasonable rates ranging between Rs.120-140/kg through various retail distribution networks available in the respective states. These two steps have had a salutary effect in improving the supply situation as well as in cooling down the prices of pulses both in the retail and wholesale markets.