States Crack Down On Hoarding, 98,000 Metric Tons Of Pulses Seized

29/10/2015 12:31 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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INDORE, INDIA - OCTOBER 16: A vendor selling arhar dal pulses at a weekly market on October 16, 2015 in Indore, India. The government today said that it will buy 40,000 tonnes of pulses from farmers to create a buffer stock for controlling prices, which have soared up to Rs. 190 per kg in the retail markets. (Photo by Shankar Mourya/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Several states across the country are continuing with their enforcement action against hoarding and black-marketing.

In a statement, the government said that it had seized over 15,000 metric tons of pulses on Wednesday, taking the total quantity of pulses seized in de-hoarding operations to over 98,000 metric tons.

It also informed that all states are continuing with arrangements to sell pulses at reasonable rates ranging between Rs.120-140/kg through various retail distribution networks available.

It said that 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.

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