Intense vigil on pulses imports

Officials to verify if farmers are switching to pulses as a result of rise in support price

Government in overdrive to rein in prices of pulses

To keep a tab on arrival and sale of imported pulses in the country, particularly in anticipation of expected shortage in the coming days, the department of commerce has been directed to share data on import through private channels with the ministries of consumer affairs and agriculture. This would enable both the departments, which are responsible for monitoring pulses prices and its production, to understand the amount of pulses expected to arrive in the country and plan their production schedules accordingly. A decision to this effect has been taken at a high-level meeting between ...