Price rise: Government to distribute subsidised pulses through postal network

The government has decided to use postal network for distribution of subsidised pulses and release more Chana from buffer stock to ensure availability of these commodities at reasonable prices during ongoing festival season.

Updated: Oct 15, 2016, 02:26 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The government has decided to use postal network for distribution of subsidised pulses and release more Chana from buffer stock to ensure availability of these commodities at reasonable prices during ongoing festival season.

The decisions were taken in the inter ministerial committee on prices of essential commodities here Friday.

The committee reviewed availability and prices of essential commodities specially pulses and suggested that in the absence of government outlets in the states postal networks should be export for the distribution.

The committee also reviewed procurement arrangements of kharif pulses by government agencies. The government has set up procurement target of 50,000 MT for current kharif pulses.