Over 5366 MT seized pulses disposed in the market to increase availability

By | November 18, 2015

Press Release

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution of Govt of India on 18-November, 2015

A per reports received from the State Governments, till yesterday, 5366.18 MT pulses seized under de-holding operations have been auctioned or offloaded through other options in the market to increase availability. This will help to moderate the prices further.

State wise details of disposal of seized pulses as on 17.11.2015   is as under:

(Qty. in MT)

S. No State Seized

 

Auctioned

 

Disposed other than by auction Total Disposed

 

Balance Qty
1 Chattisgarh 5447.93   1489.06 1489.06 3958.87
2 Delhi 81.29   8.13 8.13 73.16
3 Karnataka 25445.82 371.03   371.03 25074.79
4 Odisha 1410.25   1402.16 1402.16 8.09
5 Madhya Pradesh 3373.60 89.7 1856.10 1945.80 1427.80
6 Rajasthan 2439.22 150.00   150.00 2289.22
  Total 38198.11 610.73 4755.45 5366.18 32831.93

Since imposition of the stockholding limits on pulses by the States, 1, 32,777.14 MT have been seized till November 17, 2015. Efforts are being made also by other States to expedite disposal of seized pulses as per the provisions of Essential Commodities Act.

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