Govt released seized pulses in markets

By | February 26, 2016

116334.85 MT seized pulses released in markets
Delivery of 8,500 MT imported pulses is expected shortly

The rise in the prices of pulses is due to several factors leading to demand & supply mismatch. Hoarding is one such factor. De-hoarding operations are carried out by the State Governments under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. All the States have been requested to enforce the Act effectively.  Total 116334.85 MT seized pulsed have released in the market upto February 23, 2016. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

Statement of pulses seized from hoarders in various states during last three months is as follow:

(As on 23.02.2016)

Sl No.  No State Raids conducted, quantity seized & quantity disposed (MT)
Raids Qty seized Qty disposed Balance
1 Chhattisgarh 112 5447.93 5320.56 127.37
2 Haryana 1669 14.60 0.80 13.80
3  Karnataka 1351 25545.83 23708.34 1837.49
4 Madhya Pradesh 969 3144.74 2056.60 1088.14
5 Maharashtra 5250 80167.44 78232.35 1935.02
6 Telangana 1924 6712.51 2923.25 3789.26
7 Rajasthan 875 2614.21 1895.27 714.94
8 Jharkhand 140                282.02 0 282.02
9 Odisha 180 1410.26 1403.86 6.40
10 Andhra Pradesh 1300 1361.52 352.50 1009.02
11 Gujarat 212 54.11 0 54.11
12 Himachal Pradesh 500 3.42 0 3.42
13 NCT Delhi 01 81.29 81.29 0
   14. Bihar 299 360.03 360.03 0
Total       14482 126758.59 116334.85 10860.99

 

Replying another question, the Minister informed the house that import of pulses is being made by Government through MMTC. Delivery of 8,500 MT pulses is expected shortly.

 

Import of pulses during 2015 and 2016 (as on 24.2.2016)

Date Variety Price (US$) From Qty (in MT)
Approved Delivered
24.7.2015 Tur 1078 Malawi 5000 4927
31.12.15 Tur 1170 Myanmar 1000 Delivery is expected
15.2.16 Tur 1165 Myanmar 5000 Delivery is expected
15.2.2016 Urad 1214.75 Myanmar 2500 Delivery is expected

 Source: MMTC

Source Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution 26-February, 2016

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