Vijayawada

Traders to sell Tur dal at Rs. 140/kg from today

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Pulse millers and traders have agreed to sell tur dal at Rs.140 per kg against existing market value of more than Rs.190 a kg, from Thursday.

A decision to this effect was taken during a review meeting convened by Civil Supplies Minister Paritala Sunitha at the Secretariat in Hyderabad on Wednesday. She said stern action would be taken against those who try to indulge in hoarding and added that directions have been issued to officials concerned to launch a crackdown against hoarders. As many as 650 tonnes of pulses had been seized so far during raids conducted by the Vigilance and Enforcement Department at different places in the State, she said. The Minister cited low production followed by deficit rainfall as the reason for the rise in price.

The State government is taking various steps to control the increasing prices of essential commodities. “We have spent Rs.280 crore and supplied over 34,260 metric tonnes of tur dal to the below poverty line families in the State at a subsidized rate of Rs.50 a kg,” she added.



650 tonnes of pulses have been seized so far during raids in the State, says Civil Supplies Minister



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