Central government made a big announcement before Diwali, reduced prices of these things including pulses and onions
Newz Fast, New Delhi: The government has done the work of giving a big gift to the general public before Diwali. Now before Diwali, the common man will get relief from inflation. The government has announced to provide pulses and onions at affordable prices.
The Consumer Ministry said on Thursday that all efforts are being made to keep the prices of food items under control on Diwali.
Government's big decision
According to the information given by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, taking a big step, the government has announced to provide pulses to the states at a very low cost.
The central government has cut the price of pulses by Rs 8 and is providing pulses to the states at the same price, so that cheaper food grains can be reached to the consumers. And the public can get relief from the rising inflation in the festival.
Apart from this, taking a big step, the government has reduced the prices of onions. According to the Consumer Ministry, the government is providing onions from the buffer stock on festivals to avoid shortage of onions in the market.
Government has stock
According to the information given by the government, the government currently has a stock of about 43 tonnes of pulses. Even before the festivals, the government had made available pulses to the states at affordable rates. Let us tell you that till now the central government has provided 88,000 tonnes of pulses to the states.
The government increased the MSP of masoor dal by Rs 500 per quintal. After this, the MSP of lentils increased by Rs 5,500 to Rs 6,000. That is, the government is also thinking of the interest of the farmers.
Government imports pulses
Significantly, India imports pulses to meet the consumer needs. According to the information given by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, from the financial year 2022 to 2026, 2.5 lakh tonnes of udak and 1 lakh tonnes of tur dal will be imported into the country from Myanmar every year.
Apart from this, 50 thousand tonnes of tur dal will also be imported from South East African country Malawi in the next five years.