Procurement of Rabi pulses has reached to 64,000 MT as on June 13 while Centre has also ordered additional import of 12,500 MT pulses for buffer stocks.
A Food Ministry official said in national capital that along with earlier procurement of 51,000 MT of kharif crop, total domestic procurement of pulses by central agencies has reached to 1,15,000 MT.
"The government has also ordered further import of 12,500 MT pulses for buffer stocks which include 10,000 MT masur and 2,500 MT urad," an official release said
It also added that so far 14,321 MT pulses have already imported by the government agencies against the total contracted quantity of 38,500 MT.
This was informed in an inter-ministerial review meeting chaired by Consumer Affairs and Food Secretary Hem Pande in New Delhi.
The meeting also reviewed the prices of vital commodities and discussed steps to ensure availability of these commodities at reasonable prices.
Pande also reviewed lifting and distribution of the pulses allocated from the buffer stock.
Only Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Safal and Kendriya Bhandar in Delhi, have lifted allocated pulses.