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Maharashtra govt to sell tur dal at subsidised rates

The Cabinet approved a proposal to sell tur dal after milling it, which had been procured through the market intervention scheme by the state government

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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The government will sell tur dal at Rs 55 per kg, an official said

The today decided to sell at subsidised rates through its (PDS). A decision to this effect was taken by the state Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister The Cabinet approved a proposal to sell after milling it, which had been procured through the market intervention scheme, by the state The will sell at Rs 55 per kg, an official from marketing department said. The has procured around 25 lakh quintal tur for Rs 1,263 crore.

The cabinet has decided to mill tur and sell it also to the various departments including tribal development, women and child development and medical education department for their respective establishments. "After milling 25 lakh quintal tur dal, the department will get around 18 lakh quintal Of which, eight lakh quintal will be earmarked for various establishments which are being run by the like hospitals, anganwadis among others. Remaining 10 lakh quintal will be sold through the PDS system," he added. The official also said 11,000 quintal is available at present with the department. An official of food and civil supply department said as the marketing department has not mentioned any criteria for the consumers who can purchase through PDS, it will allow yellow, saffron and white card holders also to buy it from the rationing shops.

First Published: Wed, November 22 2017. 01:41 IST
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