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75,000 tonnes of pulses seized

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Oct 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Oct 24: Nearly 75,000 metric tonnes of pulses have been seized from hoarders in raids across 13 states, as the government tries to stave off intense political pressure with prices surging over Rs 200 a kg. The Centre has also asked the states to hold discussions with dal millers, whole-sellers and retailers to make pulses available at reasoble prices. “De-hoarding operations across the states continued. These have resulted in seizure of 74,846.359 tonnes pulses so far. Total 6,077 raids have been conducted by the states after the amendment in the Central Order under Essential Commodities Act,” the government said in a statement.

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