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Centre directs states to lift stockholding limit on pulses

Provision has been removed as prices have dropped below MSP while supplies are adequate

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the Centre had directed state governments to lift stockholding limits on pulses because of adequate supply and drop in prices. “The stockholding limits on pulses have been lifted with immediate effect, as there is no shortage of pulses in the country and prices, too, have fallen,” Paswan said in a series of tweets. He said the move will help producers of pulses. The central government had, in September last year, extended the stockholding limits on pulses for a year, as prices showed little signs of a ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 02:10 IST
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