New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday flagged off mobile vans for selling pulses at reasonable prices here.
These mobile vans run by the National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF) will sell pulses, mainly Tur and Urad, at Rs 120 per kg in various parts of Delhi, officials said.
Outlets of Kendriya Bhandar and Safal are already selling pulses in Delhi and NCR at these rates.
Briefing the media on the occasion, Paswan said that the 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 per kilogram to ensure availability of pulses at reasonable prices,” Paswan said.
The minister hoped that with the recent hike in the minimum support price (MSP) to the farmers and the expected good monsoon, production of pulses will get a boost.