West Bengal, Maharashtra and Bihar lag in distribution of free pulses

On the other hand, UP has not only distributed its full April quota of 35,000 tonnes of free pulses, but is also preparing to give the May and June quota at one go

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Sources said though the state has received around 17,000 tonnes of pulses from the Central government, but distribution has not started in full force.

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and West Bengal are among the states that have fallen behind in distributing their April quota of free pulses under the Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan package, even though two months have lapsed since the scheme came into force.
Overall, states have managed to distribute less than half the pulses received by them from the Centre, say officials.
Bihar, which had to distribute 17,000 tonnes of free pulses in April, May, and June, had until a few days ago distributed 6,000 tonnes — less than 36 per cent of the April quota.

First Published: Jun 04 2020 | 6:50 PM IST

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