Amid rising prices of pulses, the Centre has “directed” major pulses importers to declare their stocks in a transparent manner “regularly.”
According to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the direction has been issued by Rohit Kumar Singh, Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs. He directed major pulses importers to ensure that all stocks available with them are declared in a transparent manner regularly, the ministry said in a statement.
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“They were advised not to hold back any stock which may disrupt availability of pulses in the domestic market,” the statement said.
The ministry stated that the committee chaired by Additional Secretary Nidhi Khare held a meeting with all states and UTs on Wednesday, “wherein they were requested to explore all sources to increase the number of registered entities in Stock Declaration Portal, including FSSAI licensees, APMC registered traders, GST Registered traders of pulses etc”.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
“To cross-validate the stocks declared, States were also requested to get information from warehouse service providers, both public and private,” the statement said.