Postal network to be used for distribution of pulses

States are being asked to impose stock limits and to carry de-hoarding drives to ensure availability during festival season

GN Bureau | October 19, 2016


#Postal network   #Chana dal   #Frank Noronha   #PK Sinha  

“Postal network to be used for distribution of the Chana dal and other pulses should be taken up through postal network,” tweeted PIB chief Frank Noronha after cabinet secretary PK Sinha on Wednesday reviewed the availability and the prices of essential commodities at a meeting with secretaries of consumer affairs, agriculture, food & public distribution, commerce, expenditure and others.

Noronha also tweeted that states are being asked to impose stock limits and to carry de-hoarding drives to ensure availability during festival season.

It was observed that the recent measures taken by the central government have helped containing prices of most of the pulses, which are showing declining trends, and other essential commodities except chana and sugar.

The cabinet secretary directed the department of consumer affairs to consider all options to check the prices of both the commodities. He said that distribution of the Chana dal and other pulses should be taken up through postal network.
 

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