Krishi VaartaOutlook Agriculture
Government will increase supply of onions, tomatoes and pulses to reduce prices
The central government will increase the supply of pulses along with onions and tomatoes, so that their prices can be reduced. The Standing Committee meeting was chaired by Consumer Affairs Secretary Avinash K Srivastava. The government will increase the sale of pulses through central stores and successful. The Central Bhandar is selling Arhar dal at Rs 86 per kg and Nafed has instructed the Central Bhandar, Safal and NCCF to sell the pulses at Rs 80 to 85 per kg. Nafed has a high stock of pulses. The central government has directed Nafed to sell pulses in places where prices are above average. It was informed in the meeting that the prices of tomatoes have come down compared to the previous and further decline is expected. The arrival of kharif onion has picked up and prices are already coming down. NAFED said that elections in Maharashtra are over, so the arrival of onions will increase further. Source-outlook agriculture, 23 october 2019
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