Centre to dispose of up to 500,000 tonnes of pulses by March 2018

Another 800,000 tonnes of pulses to be disposed off in next fiscal

by Nidhi Bhati

The recent CCEA approval for utilisation of pulses from the 1.8 million tonne buffer stock [see here] will help clear at least 350,000-500,000 tonnes of pulses from the stock by March 2018, according to an official in the ministry of consumer affairs, food & public distribution. Another 800,000 tonnes of pulses is planned to be disposed off from the buffer stock in the next financial year. The move will help meet the requirement of pulses under various welfare schemes. The mid-day meal scheme alone requires around 500,000 tonnes of pulses annually while aganwadis require about 300,000 tonnes, added the official.

References
1. http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-to-dispose-of-500-000-tonnes-of-pulses-buffer-stock-117111400059_1.html
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