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Govt. Plans To Sell 5 Lakh Ton Pulses For Central Welfare Schemes Till March 2018

Published on: Nov 14, 09:54

Govt. is planning to dispose total 5 lakh tonne pulses from buffer stock in current MY ending March-2018.It would not be sold in open market. It would be mainly for central welfare schemes like mid-day meal,Aganwadis.
 
Annual requirement for for both schemes are around 8 lakh tonne.In central pool stock around 16 lakh tonne pulses is available.Govt. would sell the rest 8 lakh tonne in  next fiscal year