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Prices of pulses will be under control, says Paswan

Amid reports that the prices of pulses have started moving northwards, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said adequate measures have been taken to keep rates under control this season.

“We are aware of reports that prices of pulses are shooting up again, but this time there is no chance of prices rising beyond the normal level as adequate measures have been taken to contain prices,” he said on the sidelines of a meeting of states and Union Territories of eastern region to review performance of consumer courts, BIS, NTH, legal metrology and price monitoring.

Paswan said the Food Corporation of India has procured 50,000 tonnes of pulses from farmers and imported another 25,000 tonnes to meet the domestic demand. 

In addition, one lakh tonne pulses will be procured from farmers this season to create a buffer stock, he said.
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