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BJP hails govt's decision to provide pulses at discounted price for welfare schemes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today hailed the government's decision to provide a discount of Rs 15 per kilogram on pulses for distribution under welfare schemes, saying it reflects Narendra Modi's sensitivity towards ensuring to the poor.

"It highlights the Modi government's commitment to ensuring the welfare of the poor and their upliftment," Shah wrote on in Hindi.

The earlier today decided to provide a discount of Rs 15 per kilogram on pulses over wholesale market price to states for distribution under welfare schemes. States and UTs will be offered to lift 34.88 lakh tonnes of Tur, Chana, Masoor, Moong and Urad at a discount of Rs 15 per kg over the prevailing wholesale market price on first come first serve basis.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 23:00 IST