Indian government agencies procure more than 62,000 MT of pulses, says minister

India, battling high prices of pulses due to lower production, said government agencies have procured more than 62,000 MT of pulses till now which include 50,424.07 MT of tur and urad from the kharif marketing season 2015-16, and 11,754.06 MT of chana and masur from the rabi marketing season 2016-17.

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said in a written reply in parliament that imports have been contracted for about 13,500 MT of tur and 12,500 MT of urad respectively.

 

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