New Delhi: Over 5,800 tonnes of pulses have been seized in five states during raids conducted on hoarders in the last few months even as prices continue to rise and touched Rs. 210 per kg.
In the view of skyrocketing rates, the Cabinet Secretary on Tuesday held a meeting with secretaries of Consumer Affairs, Agriculture, Commerce and other ministries and discussed many factors pertaining to prices, production, procurement and availability.
Measures taken by state governments to prevent hoarding of pulses were also reviewed at the meeting, as also the progress on sale of imported pulses at subsidized rates in Delhi and other states.
“We had directed state governments to enforce the Essential Commodities Act more stringently. As a result, some state governments have carried out surpri
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