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Government to import 5,000 tonnes of urad dal

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  • The government said it is considering to import 5,000 tonnes of urad dal to improve domestic availability and check price rise.
  • Retail prices of most pulses have breached Rs 100 per kg mark in most parts of the country due to supply deficit.
  • To ensure adequate supply in the country, the government has also banned export of pulses.
  • State governments are authorized to impose stock holding limits on traders to curb hiving up of the commodity.

Source:Business Standard

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